Snow & runs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Opa, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    When I was building my coop and run I was concerned about the potential snow load on the mesh over my run. I have seen runs with the mesh pushed all the way to the ground. With a one inch mesh you might think that the snow would fall through it. It doesn't, it very quickly sticks together on the mesh forming a roof. My run is 16'x16' and I put in 12 rafters to a center pole. If you live in a snow area you might want to consider this. [​IMG][/img]
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Good thought, opa. Mine is sheltered, so I'm not too worried.

    But I know there are others out there that would be wise to think about your suggestion.
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    mine is just netting, so with every twitch of wind, it shifts. I didn't have much problem with snowloads on the netting last year, but I'll keep an eye out for any issues this winter.

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