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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blondebarnbabe, Nov 8, 2011.
i used wire mesh for the sides of my run and just regular chicken wire for the top.
We have regular chicken wire on the top of our run. We lock the chickens in the coop at night so it doesn't need to be coon-proof.
i use an old carpet that i have and where there is holes i used some shingles i know im cheap i am going to proabaly get somrthing else next year instead of a carpet
for the people that has covers that are flat.
what do you do when it snows?
thats a lot of weight.
Agree re: flat roof if it's solid (obviously a wire roof w/ 2x2 holes would permit snow to go through), and that is true for rain as well as snow, esp. for those who use tarps. I used to lay a tarp over half of my wire cover until the day it sagged, colllected a HUGE amount of water, and broke the wire (fortunately the chicks were in the coop when that happened!). So I got the pitched roof w/ tarp that I use now.
Quote:I use a dog kennel as well, but I love your version of the cover. How do you have the pvc attached to the top of the kennel? I'm gonna revamp all 3 of mine!
This was our Call Duck Barn...now Silkie Barn. We Cover the run(to the left) with gray tarp.
In Spring we will build a slant roof. Regards, Aria
I use a dog kennel as well, but I love your version of the cover. How do you have the pvc attached to the top of the kennel? I'm gonna revamp all 3 of mine!"
We used brace rail clamps, found in the chain link section at our local Lowes. They're only $1.68 each (although I also bought bolts that were a bit longer, also found in the chain link section in packs of 10):
Attach the clamps, slip in the 3/4" pipe, tighten the bolts. We placed the 3/4" PVC pipe at 3 foot lengths, then ran 36" wide hardware cloth over each and attached this to the pipe with zip ties.
Hope this helps...
Nice pictures thanks for sharing georgiagail