1. gtaus

    gtaus Crowing

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    :thumbsup That looks really great.

    Your roof looks kind of flat to me. Do you get lots of snow? I would be concerned about a heavy snow load where I live, unless your roof with plastic does an excellent job of shedding off snow. But that is the setup I wish I had. Maybe something like that next winter. :yesss:
     
  2. mega egg

    mega egg Songster

    im an aussi and i never have that problem
     
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  3. mega egg

    mega egg Songster

    can you take a pic of them in the snow plz
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That mesh and frame work looks plenty sturdy!
    You might want to leave some of the plastic off for ventilation tho.
     
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  5. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Free Ranging

    Just hand the birds little snow shovels, and hope they get the idea!:confused::fl
     
  6. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Free Ranging

    :D
     
  7. Chickencrazy21043

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    There’s plenty of air flow with the door open all day . It’s not 100% sealed up
     
  8. Chickencrazy21043

    Chickencrazy21043 Chirping

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    so it’s slightly slanted. I got stuck at the farm and lost time in what I really wanted to do. The PTZ cameras and power took most of my time
     
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  9. Zach123

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    If I could get the chickens to shovel I’d be making them do a lot more than just their run that’s for sure!
     
  10. gtaus

    gtaus Crowing

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    OK, I went to the link and read how you put together your run. I thought maybe you used that heavier metal like on dog kennels. I could see where that 3/4" EMT pipe would not hold much of a snow load unless you had supports much closer to each other and maybe a much higher angle on the roof.

    I'm still considering either a domed cattle panel run or an A-frame design, but it would rather small. I have been watching my hens this past week and NONE have gone outside after the ground is covered with white snow. So, I figure any covered run would be better than a big, open run covered by snow.
     

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