But now my neighbor has given me the task of building a coop and run for his flock, and given my experience, I think a shady area is important for the chickens. But he has to pay for all the materials, and camo netting isn't cheap, especially in the big size he would need.
So I'm fishing for opinions here. How do you create shade for your girls? Do you have a preference of material to cover the run? Or any pertinent experiences?
I've had one suggestion of shade tarp, which is like shade cloth but heavier and with grommets. I am partial to the camo netting, but truth be told, I probably wouldn't have bought it if it hadn't been free.
Thanks in advance!