Hurricane resistant coop

Lucky Llama

Chirping
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
12
15
92
Pass Christian, MS
Hello all, Last September we were threatened by hurricane Nate. This required rounding up 20 of my daughters, much loved silkies, and moving them to the barn. Their coop is in poor condition and i did not think it would survive a storm. After chasing escaped chickens for an hour, I knew a new coop was in order. Thus began my coop build. I hope yall enjoy some of the pics. IMG_1605.JPG IMG_1607.JPG IMG_1608.JPG IMG_1624 (1).JPG
 

jthornton

Free Ranging
Aug 30, 2017
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8,396
542
Poplar Bluff, MO
My Coop
My Coop
Looking real good with lots of hurricane clips and straps to hold it together.

A long time ago a hurricane eye passed between Mobile and Pascagoula ( I was living in Pascagoula) and I fled to New Orleans for the night and my neighbor stayed. He swore that he would never stay again... we lived a few blocks from the beach in some houses build during WW2...

JT
 

Sublight

Songster
Jun 2, 2016
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670
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Pensacola, FL
Looking real good with lots of hurricane clips and straps to hold it together.

A long time ago a hurricane eye passed between Mobile and Pascagoula ( I was living in Pascagoula) and I fled to New Orleans for the night and my neighbor stayed. He swore that he would never stay again... we lived a few blocks from the beach in some houses build during WW2...

JT
My dad is from Moss Point, my mom is from Pascagoula.
I was born in Pascagoula, and was raised in Lucedale.
What are the odds!

OP: I like how you designed the roof with a low pitch. A lot of people don't think about that.
 

deepbluesea

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 14, 2014
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1,629
337
coastal NC
Nice coop! The hurricane ties are excellent. I live in NC and we get hurricanes every now and again. I brought them inside my shed the first time, but they stayed in their (very very heavy) the second time and were just fine. Of course that was only a Cat 1/2...
 

Sublight

Songster
Jun 2, 2016
619
670
216
Pensacola, FL
The window is covered with hardware cloth to keep out the unwanted. It does not get cold enough here to close up the coop in winter. in the event of a storm, I have plywood already cut to cover the windows.
Id love to see more pictures, and mabe even the plans you drew up for it. Whats the dimensions. My wife wants a coop, and that looks VERY similar to what she said she wants it to look like.
 

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