1. bullydog

    bullydog Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the process of building a walk in coop. I have the walls, buts the best roof. I'm thinking on putting a slant roof with plastic or metal roofing for a quick job.
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you want a slanted roof.so that water will run off it.an snow wont collect on it so bad.a flat roof is bad news.an you want to to us tin for the roof.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, if you're in NJ, your weather is much like ours. Lots of snow and wind! Make it strong, insulate and use metal vents. Check every crevice for drafts and especially for predator protection. And have fun...this is gonna take three times longer than you think! (And it's worth it).
     
  4. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    The metal roofing is a bit cheaper, and will last a lot longer. I would insulate the roof the keep the heat down on either style though.
     
  5. bullydog

    bullydog Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm leaning on the plastic roof at lowes. no cutting makes it simple and theres a gap for vents that I'll put up.
     
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the bird nets on top provide any protection at all against predators or just keep the bird in mainly?
     

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