Hoop Run design question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by triggfamily5, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Moorcroft, WY
    I see all the hoop ideas and pictures, but I am looking for something in particular I think.

    I just want to know if it's been done/possible????

    I want to build a hoop run 16' wide. I realize it will need a support in the middle.

    My question is:
    What size panel would I use?
    Could I connect 2 panels together? with what?
    I live in Wyoming with wind and snow, will it hold up to that?
    Could I still cover it with something for shade/protection? Not the whole length, just up near the coop so they can have more outside time.
  2. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2010
    Frostproof, FL
    I used cattle panels on my hoop coop and had good results using cable clamps to join the panels side by side. Don't see why you couldn't join panels end to end and overlap two or three sections of each panel and use clamps at the ends of each panel at least.
    As for shade, I've had guineas all summer under canvas tarp secured to our hoop coop.
    My coop measures 9' wide and 17' long, using four cattle panels side by side. It has a max. height inside of approx. 6'
  3. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Moorcroft, WY
    Quote:Thanks for the advice, I will have to go looking for some cable clamps.
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    We made a hoop run, but did it a bit differently


  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Quote:Well that's turning an idea on it's side. Cleaver. [​IMG]

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