Plastic run roofing material?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 3littlechickies, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    I was thinking about using corrugated plastic roofing panels for the roof of my chicken run. Do you think this will be raccoon proof? I do have raccoons here so I am very worried about that! I don't think we have really any other predators here. Thanks so much!



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  2. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use metal or fiberglass, plastic panels has been known to melt in the heat.
     
  3. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some already in our backyard and haven't melted. Do you know if the plastic one would be raccoon proof? I did find metal ones but no fiberglass on home depot's website. Do you think that metal might make it hotter? Thanks so much! [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well..... raccoons can chew thru chicken wire....not sure plastic would be a challenge.
    Maybe use it for shedding rain but put a good mesh under it.
     

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