How to prop up plastic fencing for a roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bigdog100, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. bigdog100

    bigdog100 In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2008
    My run is about 11x9 and I need a roof. Problem is the fence is only 5'. I would like to use the plastic fence and prop it up in the middle with a pole so I can walk into coop. Any other ideas?

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Not clear from your description, but top your "prop pole" with either a good sized square of plywood, or an actual ridge pole extending out from the coop and out to the end of the run.

    Make sure the post is firmly set in the ground, as you are likely to bump into it at some point [​IMG]

    I would personally use woven wire, not plastic fencing, since the latter is no defense against raccoons and is more likely to come down in an ice- or snowstorm.

    Good luck,


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