Homemade Kennel Cover

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickensXOXO, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a large dog kennel for 3 of my Silkies, and I want to cover the top to help with rainy days.

    I know you can buy already made tops, but they're kind of pricey.

    Awhile back I found a link on how to make one yourself, and I want to try that, but I can't remember where I read it.

    Does anyone know where I can find the link? Or maybe could give me some tips on how to do this?
    Is it worth trying? Or a waste?

    I planned to just cover the top with wire, but if this could help with the rain, I'd like to try it.

    They do have a coop, of course, and a small additional shelter around the coop.



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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you tarp it then twisty tie it? Tarps are pretty cheap around here.
     
  3. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to add the A top, so the rain will wash off the sides.

    Just need to use some pipe for that. So I was looking for maybe an easy step-by-step guide or something.

    I'll probably just throw something together using the tarp and pipe, if I can't find the link.
     
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  5. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I just found that one too, but I don't think it's the same one from before.

    I'm starting to wonder if I imagined the webpage! If I find it, I'll post the link here...
     
  6. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I've had no luck finding the link... just similar stuff...

    I think I can manage to come up with something though.

    A tarp and some pvc pipe isn't much cost, so I'll give it a go!
     
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    Then connecting the tarp to the pipe.

    You'll be lucky if a tarp lasts a year, and they won't hold up to snow or ice at all​
     
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  10. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You'll be lucky if a tarp lasts a year, and they won't hold up to snow or ice at all

    Snow is pretty rare here.
     

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