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Stating new construction on existing coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ronnie2, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chirping

    Mar 12, 2017
    Palestine, Texas
    I was reading about perches, and saw pictures of what others were doing. I'm going to build a ladder type roost. Have a question?

    1. All the South wall of my coop, is all covered in 1/2-inch hardware cloth, no siding . The roost boards will be running along the length of back East wall, 8-feet, and that wall is all coververed. Should I cover with lumber siding just to where the ladder roost steps end on the South wall, or just leave it all open as it is? Just on that South side, the corrugated metal roof overhang sticks out 4-feet past the hardware cloth, and is 6-feet above the ground. My son, who built the coup for them, is only 5-foot 10-inches, that's why it is so low

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    It would not hurt anything, but between Houston and Dallas I don’t think you need to.

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