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Covering gaps in chicken coop roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DesertSilkieHen, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. DesertSilkieHen

    DesertSilkieHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm modifying my Craigslist coop and am concerned about weasels getting through the gaps in the roof. The roof is beveled and made out of sheet metal, with regular gaps between the wood and the roof. I'm putting quarter inch hardware cloth inside by the gaps but don't think this is sufficient. Any ideas on how to best cover up these holes and keep out predators? Pieces of wood or duct tape maybe? Thanks!

    I've attached photos of the holes and my attempts to cover them as well as a picture of my chicks (because they're adorable).

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  2. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. DesertSilkieHen

    DesertSilkieHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I had no idea they made those! I'll go out and buy them right now. :)
     
  4. tdepointe

    tdepointe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to measure the panels you have to confirm the strip you get fits the gaps, they do make different sizes.
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't find strips to fit, which we could not, that expanding foam that comes in a can (think it's called Great Stuff) works great. We bought it at Lowe's.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are unable to find a match you could always scribe the profile on a board or 2x4 and cut it out with a jig saw.
     
  7. DesertSilkieHen

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    Thanks for all the advice! My local hardware store didn't sell thr strips so I bought expanding foam fillers. I was able to fill up a couple of other gaps too so I was very happy with it!
     
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