small hoop coop with corrugated roofing...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by EMS2005, May 6, 2016.

  1. EMS2005

    EMS2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious if anyone has done this. The tradition method seems to be to layer hardware cloth (predators) and then a heavy duty tarp (weather) over the feedlot panel (structure). I was thinking of simply covering the feedlot panel with corrugated roofing.

    Has this been done? Is there a reason it's not the traditional method?
     
  2. Sristi

    Sristi Out Of The Brooder

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    My little hoop coop is roofed over with corrugated metal roofing. The hoop is actually a 8 x 5 base frame with electrical conduit hooped as ribs on the ends and in the middle. I put hardware cloth up the sides 18" and then drilled holes and attached it to the roofing. If you use cattle panels, I think attaching everything would be easier. We used the conduit because it was cheaper.
    To answer your question, I think metal roofing would be great. It does add weight, and I think many people are intimidated by the thought of cutting and drilling metal. A tarp is easier to manage. My husband handles all the metal work around here. Otherwise, if I was doing it myself, my hoop house would have a tarp too! :)
     
  3. aart

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    Weight, cost, and heat gain are probably some of the reasons that a tarp is often used....
    .....but metal and composite corrugated roofing have been used too.
     
  4. EMS2005

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    What are the heat gain considerations? We live in Georgia.
    We don't plan on moving this structure, and it would be in a larger run.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Metal can absorb and radiate heat, especially if it's out in full sun.
    Whether it would be a problem or not in your situation, I do not know, but it's something to take into consideration.
    If hoop coop is in the shade with good air flow, it might not be an issue at all.
     

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