what do you think of this idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dogkennelcoop, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. dogkennelcoop

    dogkennelcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    These are some pics of the coop first is looking from the roof soon it will have a tin roof second is looking at it its 10x10x6 and i will put tin around the sides and tin all the back panel thats wher i plan on putting the nesting boxes and the floor is ply wood 3/4 tell me what you think
     
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  2. newguineamom

    newguineamom Out Of The Brooder

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    my coop is a dog kennel like that, and I'm currently using a snoopy dog house for my 3girls and it works great! Mine is on the ground so they can scratch when they don't get out.
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  3. newguineamom

    newguineamom Out Of The Brooder

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    oh forgot have read on here that sometimes a metal roof holds heat in the summer months so be careful. Mine has chicken wire covering the top secured with bailing wire. There is also a tarp over part of the top for rain. Good luck!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Your 2x4 should be turned 90 degrees for optimal strength in supporting the roof.
    An angled/slanted roof will shed water better.

    Not sure what your climate is.....putting your location in your profile will help folks make more viable suggestions.

    Chain link kennels are not predator proof....large gaps at junctions coons can squeeze thru..... mink, weasels, rats can go right thru mesh.
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Take those 2x4 rafters turn them upright then run 1x4 flat across the rafters 2' apart to screw the Tin to.
     
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    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Also if u can use those 2x4 for something else and replace with treated. Always use treated lumber. Eventhough it dose not get wet regular wood will rot. Nevermind I see it's all non treated. At least paint it to seal it.
     
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