1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    My practice has always been to build my coops in the fall and let them go through a winter empty so I can make sure they are water tight and can handle a snow load. Well I'm proud to say all my coops handled a solid 9 days of record snow levels without a leak or sag. Unfortunately our old termite infested barn didn't. There was nothing of value and no critters in the barn so no one was hurt.

    This is the tea house coop

  2. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa
    When talking live loads such as snow, it sometimes can take awhile for the affects to be seen but guessing by the look of the snow on the roof it is a relatively steep roof. You should still be fine. Plus the fact it is rather small helps alot too. Glad to hear it still stands.

    That picture of the barn is a rather picturesque one. [​IMG]

  3. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    If your not spanning more than 8 feet and at 2 foot centers, a 2x4 rafter will hold the weight of of a tractor. More snow than I can imagine and in Minnesota we generally get a LOT so I dont have to imagine much.....
  4. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Where do you live? Do you usually get this much snow??

    Congrats on having your coop still standing!!
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    #1California Chick :

    Where do you live? Do you usually get this much snow??

    I'm guessing w/ a user name like "Columbia" and that much snow, that the OP is in the PNW somewhere?​
  6. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Songster

    Sep 27, 2008
    North Idaho

    60" of snow in the month of December alone.

    And people were asking me back in July "Why did you build it so high off the ground"?
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009

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