Hoop Henhouse

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Moodene, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hoop henhouse was damaged by Hurricane Ike and I finally got it a Blue Roof job done on it..lol..I will have to wait until springtime to redo it all over..few of the PVC pipes broke in half but I put couple braces inside to hold it up...Peacocks are living on the backside of it until I totally rebuild my other hoophouse..
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  2. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the other hoophouse that is gonna redone in next week..My son in law built it for me and didnt know what he was doing at the time..but ...hey..my chickens didn't mind...He even built the nest box apt style in the background..LOL...Then he built the bigger hoop henhouse above with the Blue Roof better until Hurricane Ike came along....lol...
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  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    Those are really cool! I want to build one now. Do you have and building progress pictures?
     
  4. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not hard to do..lol..When I start from scratch..I can take pics as I go along..I am rebuilding this one myself..
    He took him 2 days to build the bigger one since he knew what to do by then..I only helped him when he needed the wire job.
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to see pics of the build process as well!
     
  6. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
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    All of you folks who live in these nice warm areas with nice open coops are driving me BONKERS right about now. There's icicles hanging off my coop. My chickies and I want to live someplace warm [​IMG]

    I'm fine doing without that hurricane business though! [​IMG] Good luck with the repairs.
     
  7. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha:lol: sending nice warm thoughts to anybody in the cold parts of the country..
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
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    Ohhhh, so these are what you were telling me about!! They look totally easy to build. I showed my husband the photos and told him I need to do this. You saw how much space I have in my backyard. This would work perfect for my Silkies!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you use plastic PVC? how do you bend it that much with out breaking it?
     
  10. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Stacy..you can make them any length you want them to be and predator proof as well...
    I didn't have a problem bending these long 10 foot pipes when they are joined together at the top..I used the 1/2 size pipes which were more bendable..anything bigger may not bend that easy..
    The first hoop henhouse was nearly 5 years old before Ike messed it up..The bigger one is now 4 years old..I have an another one which houses my plants going on 8 years which I built by myself..Ike broke few in it but was easy to replace the pipes..
    Here is a pic of my plant hothouse that is warmed by Xmas lights!
    It is 18 feet long and 12 feet wide..
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