Large storms = coop dismemberment (when you aren't thinking straight)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by coreybee, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So... when you forget to nail down all the roof braces on your coop, THIS is what happens....

    Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the roof is completely intact.... LESSON LEARNED!

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  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so glad no-one was hurt!
    Hope your chickens aren't too tramatized.
    Have a fun job of trying to get it back up there.
     
  3. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 friends coming over tonight to help heave it back up there. It's heavy! I tried to move it myself, and that was a no-go!
     
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We all learn valuable lessons every day. Thanks for sharing as this is totally something I would do. Ha ha
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops.....Glad everyone is OK.
     
  6. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! [​IMG] Glad no one got hurt! Use screws not nails....my husband only uses screws - holds better, lasts a lot longer. Good luck getting it back up where it belongs!
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the roof to blow off is one thing, but to have 5 friends is something to behold.[​IMG]
     
  8. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After watching what mine was doing in a wind storm the other night and mine is nailed down and didnt like what I saw thought it was still going to go.....I threw tires up there to hold it down till I can get some hurricane straps to add to it....Thought forsure it was going to go had to move the goats just incase it did go....
     
  9. Horizon Structures

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    Yikes! At least it seems the roof is well made... it stayed together. Just that one small detail of putting it on all the way! lol.
     
  10. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might look into some hurricane strapping to help keep it attached.
     

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