We are thinking about bulding a hoophouse this weekend....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HuppFamily, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. HuppFamily

    HuppFamily New Egg

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    We have looked on here and on other websites at these hoophouses. I really like them! My husband is not so conviced. He likes the design of them but he feels like there is not enough support on the top. He is afraid by the look of it that it will not be sturdy enough.

    Do you have any advice or experience with this?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  2. Jaxon4141

    Jaxon4141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Arches are very strong structurally. That why you see so many arches in Roman buildings and bridges. It a matter of distribution of weight along the arch to the ground, so even light weight materials can be used. I use small arches to make my runs and coops for my garden. For me they are light weight, movable and still cover the amount of square footage I need. What type of hoop houses are you looking to build? I have pictures of my garden set up here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/album/view/id/6169273/user_id/122612
     

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