I would like to make an extension off my main chicken run and considered going with a hoop design. I decided to go that route because my main objective in this project is getting my girls more shade, and I figured it would be easier to tarp a hoop than build additional shade shelters. I have found many pictures and threads online and on this site regarding hoop coops, however when it comes to directions on attaching the pvc, conduit or cattle panels to the bottom boards (I have not yet decided which to use) the directions are skimpy. Wind and snow are an issue in my area, so what would be the best way to support the arch AND connect the pvc/conduit to the bottom? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.