finally finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spotstealer, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well other than some minor hardware and sand in the run, I'm pretty much done. It even withstood 60mph winds in the last storm. I have room for improvement, anything that you see I missed? A few notes, my soffits are vented front ant back. The chicken wire is also backed by sturdy galvanized/ coated wire. I just have to run electricty for the water bowl and light duringthe winter months. I'll be removing the piece of wood blocking the nesting boxes soon, the girls seem to be getting close at 13 weeks.
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  2. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the covering over the run! That will be my next project! Do you think it will stand up to an Ohio winter? That is where i am.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That's one sturdy roof!
     
  4. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope so, It needs to stand up to a WI winter. I used a modified green house design )I punched "DIY PVC Greenhouse"into Google. I used 1" schedule 40 PVC and centered at 18" rather than 24". I already had the lower half of the fence in place. You can frame it and mount it lower to the ground also. We had some severe storms alst week with winds aroud 60 and gust higher. I think with the curve I should be ok for snow cover.
     

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