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Title : Snow Load COLLAPSES Our Chicken Coop Greenhouse
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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.
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.
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.
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!