Okay, so I've obsessed about it for months, doodled it on every scrap paper I find, and even think about it as I fall asleep at night. I'm going to build a hoop coop out of cattle panels. I'm contemplating putting the 1/2" hardware cloth right over it then sandwiching the two layers together at the end between 2- 2x4's. Am I going to hurt myself trying to bend them? How did you folks do it? Will a come-along work? I'm bending 16 feet into a 8 foot wide base. Methinks I will need stitches when all this is done.