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where do you get those and how much are they?

Great idea. I used these panels for my run roof. It has been great. My bantams don't like wind or rain.

Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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post #22 of 26

This is for the ice in their coop, you can put wood pellets over the ice and then cover that with wood shavings.  I did that in my first coop when it rained so hard water ran under the walls inside the coop which had a concrete floor.  They worked great, absorbed lots of water and dried quickly.  One bag goes a long way and they're not expensive and my chicken didn't try to eat the wood pellets.  

Mom to 2 beautiful daughters, 4 awesome grandchildren, and 1 Toy Fox Terrier.  I love to garden and fish with my husband of 46 years.
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Mom to 2 beautiful daughters, 4 awesome grandchildren, and 1 Toy Fox Terrier.  I love to garden and fish with my husband of 46 years.
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post #23 of 26
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We zip tie polycarbonate corrugated panels on the windward side and the lower half of the run during the winter to shield the rain and snow.

where do you get those and how much are they?

You can get them from Home Depot. These panels come in 26" x 6' clear, but each panel should overlap by 1" or 2" along the groove. For your coop, just shied the bottom half of the run, let the top half open for ventilation. These panels are very strong, and they are reusable every winter.

 

My chickens stay out in the run even during minus 10 F degree during the winter. The back side of the run is not completely covered because there is fence to shelter the wind and snow. The top of the windward sides are also opened for cross ventilation. Chickens need good ventilation even during the coldest weather. If your coop or run smells, then cut back on the cover to increase ventilation.


Edited by yellowchicks - 11/28/15 at 11:56am
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This looks like it held up really well...this is definitely what I need to do!!

I am on my 3rd year for this plastic. It holds up well in the summer I just roll it up from the bottom and use zip ties to hold it from falling down that way I don't have to sort out which pieces fit where. I just roll it fown and put a few staples in. Takes no time at all.
Edited by Brookliner - 11/28/15 at 1:40pm

Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Luvmychix2014...I would advise that you create more ventilation high up in your coop. Frostbite is caused by moisture that freezes on combs and waddles. Read the article on ventalation on BYC.

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I have air flow...to much I'm trying to rid of more cold air so they stay warm
Edited by luvmychix2014 - 11/28/15 at 3:12pm
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Frostbite is caused by moisture that freezes on combs and waddles.

Frostbite is caused by bellow freezing temps, not moisture or humidity... Moisture and humidity do drastically increase the risk of frostbite at moderate freezing temps (as does wind or drafts on exposed skin) and thus it's important to lower the humidity if possible to help alleviate that risk at the moderate freezing temps, but even with no humidity frostbite can happen as the temps drop further into the extremes even with no humidity...
Edited by MeepBeep - 11/28/15 at 5:46pm
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