Snow Load COLLAPSES Our Chicken Coop Greenhouse


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Snow Load COLLAPSES Our Chicken Coop Greenhouse

Snow Load COLLAPSES Our Chicken Coop Greenhouse

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don medford
don medford 2 months ago

At 6:08 I was AMAZED to see that you were using purchased lumber instead of home sawn lumber.

Cipher Code
Cipher Code 2 months ago

I try and overbuilding everything. I remember that 3ft snow we had back in March of 93. It really showed what was built well and what wasn't. Alot of garages,sheds,and barns didn't hold up. We may never get another snow like that again in West Virginia, but if we do hopefully my animals will fair ok.

Patricia Hamilton Kephart

That roof doesn't have the right pitch for snow loads but if you add a ridge beam with supports it might hold up better.

Russ Dean
Russ Dean 2 months ago

I got 1 chicken coup (#1) from Tractor Supply. Chicken Tractor (#2) is 2' x 4' x 8' both movable. My chicken like when moved.

J 2 months ago

You could remove the center support in the spring when you don't need it for snow support.

Floreypottery 2 months ago

Ya first thing in a snow load area is a ridge beam it holds the weight of snow and ice

Mar Lan
Mar Lan 2 months ago

How about just build an A-frame above the chicken house, with removable panels?

rose smith
rose smith 2 months ago

dont beat yourself my chicken run when we had the 8 inches of snow collasped and I had to tear it all off and rebuild a a frame instead of the pvc pipes I had. I made alot of mistakes too. it is better but still not enough to keep water out completly but better than what it was I am waiting until spring to finish it off. and rebuild a side run as its roof also nearly collasped but I was able to put a center beem like you did to keep it until spring.

Ronald Cummings
Ronald Cummings 2 months ago

A center purlin would have helped some and chain link top rail might be a bit stronger for bows, but it is more expensive.

Mr Dio
Mr Dio 2 months ago

You Tube needs to add more choices. It is hard to "LIKE" a video such as this.But if you 'UNLIKE" it that creates the impression of being a jerk.

Terry Kunst
Terry Kunst 2 months ago

Great saw for Christmas! Snow load can create so many challenges, glad you were able to make the repairs.

Pettway Family Farmstead

Always good to see the real happenings amd how-to’s as they come about, Troy

bob criss
bob criss 2 months ago

One thought that struck my mind as I saw the end product looking up from inside.... may be a good idea to add a piece of wood on 45degree angles from top of door frame corners up to sides of king post? Just a thought.... a little extra strength....perhaps against side forces from wind or even snow loads.... otherwise well done.

Bryan Smagacz
Bryan Smagacz 2 months ago

Is rough sawn lumber a good product to sell right now? It seems you have an endless supply of wood and demand is up for lumber

Bryan Smagacz
Bryan Smagacz 2 months ago

Are you going to tap maples this year?

Lori Neid / Tiny Toad Farm

You need to have bracing from the walls up to the center beam above the door
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Fabricio Marchi
Fabricio Marchi 2 months ago

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

David J. MacKinney
David J. MacKinney 2 months ago

The south has had more snow than Chicago and my brother that lives just over the Wisconsin border, has had a lot of snow. Can I have your old saw? :) My 50 some years old Skill saw gave up the ghost this last summer.

Jimmie Burleigh
Jimmie Burleigh 2 months ago

If you go through with some of that rebuilding then dont use plastic get that clear or semi clear corrugated plastic sheets.

A MOORE 2 months ago

Central Oklahoma has had record snow fall the last two days. It is headed your way. May want to be on the watch out. Yes, lumber every where is priced out of reach, if you can find any supply.

1 Grand Pappy
1 Grand Pappy 2 months ago

I had heard your defective chicken and I was trying to find the goose when you were showing the chickens. 🀣🀣🀣
I enjoyed the video. thank you!

Jody Sappington
Jody Sappington 2 months ago

have a great day

Margaret C Kamaka
Margaret C Kamaka 2 months ago

Wow PRAISE GOD everything work out for good β€ΌοΈπŸ€™πŸ½πŸŒΊπŸŒ΄πŸπŸ•ŠπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ

Deborrah Dutra
Deborrah Dutra 2 months ago

Happy new year

Alan Viner
Alan Viner 2 months ago

Why not just do it right the first time rather than trying to cut corners?? actually becomes cheaper doing it right....

premfarm 2 months ago

you may want to keep a snow rake handy I had to rebuild my chicken coop roof this summer because of snow weight last winter

Koxinga 2 months ago

Coop has collapsed! The right wingers have always claimed that any cooperatives will not survive for long.

Cheryl Fraunhofer
Cheryl Fraunhofer 2 months ago

You guys did a good job of saving that coop. At the end, when I saw the big basket of eggs behind you on the nesting boxes, I was wondering why homesteaders from New Hampshire to Alabama are getting NO eggs from their hens while your egg basket is full to the brim, and then you answered my question with that LED light. Thank you! And Happy New Year!

Hewett Homestead
Hewett Homestead 2 months ago

Sorry you had to deal with all that but aint that just the way of it! build fix build and fix..... the fun never stops on a farm! Happy New Year You guys!

Ken in IL
Ken in IL 2 months ago

I would think you would want support the purloins(?), the 2 long pieces of conduit you have running from end to end. I would expect snow load to push the plastic down and further bend the conduit rafters if they are not supported in the middle. What do I know?

Steve Stoltz
Steve Stoltz 2 months ago

The honking chicken is having a respiratory issue of some kind.

Dutch Miller
Dutch Miller 2 months ago

The opportunities of the homesteader are endless and good for brain stimulation

Sheila Smith
Sheila Smith 2 months ago

Blessings to you and your family for the new year.

Coastal Gardening
Coastal Gardening 2 months ago


Collieco Form
Collieco Form 2 months ago

Can you put a side beam down the length on both sides midpoint from the top and sides. I have seen this done to strengthen the roof under heavy snow loads.

YodaAz58 2 months ago

looks good, no worst for the wear!

Wayne Parker
Wayne Parker 2 months ago

Have you considered using cattle panels for your roof?

Army Mobility Officer

I hate the COLD weather we are having here too. The high today will be 72, but with wind chill it will feel like like an arctic day of 68 degrees.

I love your channel.

Chad B
Chad B 2 months ago

The ramming speed bit got like out of me for the day.