ISO coop advice - attaching hardee panels to metal frame?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Izzywinz, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Izzywinz

    Izzywinz In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2014
    The hens need more room! And I am in *Use What You Have* mode. What I have is leftover metal framework from temporary canvas carport: the canvas has decomposed and blown away but the metal tube frame is still sound. I thought I would erect some of it inside the large henyard and cover it with a combo of hardie siding 4x8 panels (on the side that takes hard weather) and clear or translucent wavy panels on the sunrise side. (Already have a few of those in re-usable condition). The fitted canvas covers were attached by bungees and heavy duty velcro straps, so the tubes have no holes in them. Coop does not have to be predator-secure as it is already inside secure henyard. Has to withstand high winds. Any ideas? TIA.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
  2. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning

    Dec 24, 2016
    Shell Knob, Missouri
    Metal self taping screws (if these are used I'd use short ones that only got threw one wall of the tube) or pipe clamps screwed or bolted from the inside. them come in plastic to secure conduit. or sometimes metal. Maybe not the best have on hand stuff. but secure and fairly cheap.

  3. Izzywinz

    Izzywinz In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2014
    thank you Scott.
    anyone else?
  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    Do you have pics you can share?

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