Roof How- To On Chain Link Pen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Does anyone have pictures of their roof on a chain pen. We have lots of snow, so it has to hold a bit of snow, until I can brush it off anyway.

  2. 10ducks

    10ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2009
    Dexter, Michigan
    There are a lot of project pictures on this site:

    No endorsement implied; I haven't used their canopy tops. But I did buy a mesh tarp for my 10X10 chain-link pen, and it works well (keeps hawks out; keeps poults in). Seems to be very well constructed; nice and taut.

    Good luck.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's a pix of my chain link roof and cover. I have a 6 x 6 kennel panel attached as the ceiling, covered with the clear plastic wavy panels over that to keep it dry. The plastic panels are attached with zip ties. Hope this helps.


  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    My chain link pens have chain link on top. I didn't do it, they were like that when I came here. It sags rather badly and a few of the posts on the sides of the pens have had to be propped up better. There is all sorts of brush on top since it is surrounded by woods and the pens are too big for me to get all of the falling branches off the top, but it holds and is real sturdy.

    Edited to say, I like the above one and will keep it in mine for future building projects, lol.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    I used two by fours as support, then simply put a tarp over the top. MAKE SURE YOU TIE OR WEIGH THE KENNEL DOWN SOMEHOW IF YOU ATTACH A TARP TO IT - or it'll blow over and be severely damaged by the impact. My kennel's all bent up on top to the point of almost being broken because it's flipped and rolled at least three times...

    You can lift up the sections of tarp that fill up with snow and the snow will just slide off.

    The tarp works to keep the majority of rain out of the pen as well, but if it gets extremely full the water will just drip through unless you go out and empty it occasionally.

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