Roof for coop--how to get it up there?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by QChickieMama, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I eagerly built a roof for my 10x10 chain-link dog run/coop the other day out of construction scraps. However, I now realize that it's too HEAVY to lift up to the top of the coop.

    I have wedged some bricks under the 3 main supports (2x6 planks) to give the grass beneath it some air, but I really need some suggestions about how to hoist it up there. I have large heavy hinges that I was going to bolt the main supports to and then to the wall of the tack room, but at this point, I may need a crane to lift it. Any clever ideas??
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmmm, most of us build it up there---like a house---get the family and friends there for a "roof lifting" party.
     
  3. KoopOnTruckin

    KoopOnTruckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, a 24 pack of beer (or Coke) and a small BBQ for some strong/tall neighbors could get a lot done!
     
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  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be the only option----being it is already built on the dirt.
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just rebuilt our windmill, a lift truck, some strong guys, lots of beer & fried chicken made for easy work!
     
  6. Kellycbf

    Kellycbf Out Of The Brooder

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    Teenagers and pizza.
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is that heavy, will the run even support it?
     
  8. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was sorta wondering the same.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  10. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Father Time

    Is there a strong tree limb over the run, by any chance? You might be able to incorporate a chain hoist.
     
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