Spring Snow on the Chicken Coop

Our farm is in an area that is notorious for last spring snows. We woke up one morning to 8 inches of wet snow on top of the coop. We’ve had snow accumulate on top before but it was dry and quickly fell through the 2×4 inch openings of the field fence ceiling. As you can see it almost caved in. Our quick and dirty temporary fix from the last snow was pvc pipe arched over a wooden beam for support. Unfortunately it didn’t hold this time and the pvc cracked. Luckily we have never had a full collapse!

This time we decided to replace the pvc with EMT conduit. The set up is still the same but is much stronger. Here is hoping it won’t cave in next winter!