Help with a coop roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mpgo4th, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mpgo4th

    mpgo4th Songster

    Apr 8, 2013
    I have stupid question. My run was broken into by an something I'm sure was furry and some damage was done. I always shut the coop and barrel lock the door and windows so the chicken were unharmed. To keep them safe I built a run inside my fenced in backyard where the dogs are so no animals will be able to get to them again. Now for the problem. While my wife and I were moving the coop to the new location with a hand truck (VERY heavy and hard to handle) we tipped it over and damaged the roof. I have it all set up now but it is not going to be water tight. Of course they are calling for rain for the next three days. I went to tractor supply and picked up a 6X8 tarp to cover the 4X6 roof with. How can I attach it so that wind will not blow it off? I have it draped over the roof tonight but will need to secure it tomorrow. I have a 2 inch gap all around the roof to wall area to allow for ventilation and don't want that blocked. I know this should be simple but I am tired and out of Ideas, please help.
  2. OScarlet

    OScarlet Songster

    Jul 30, 2013
    gigantic bungees?
  3. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

    Jun 22, 2012
    Use 1" x 2" or 1" x 1" and screws. Screw the 1 x 2's over the tarp into the top of the walls. This is work until tarp falls apart.
  4. mpgo4th

    mpgo4th Songster

    Apr 8, 2013
    Thanks, I should have done that. I just rolled it under itself and staple gunned it to the sides. Hopefully I can put a real roof on soon. I would like to use metal put it costs so much.
  5. Smangerer

    Smangerer In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2013
    Tarps deteriorate fast. When it does I would replace it with a piece of corrugated plastic roof. An eight foot piece cost about $20 or so and it lasts much longer than a more expensive tarp.

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