So, it's supposed to get down to 29-30 degrees overnight this weekend and I haven't 'winterized' my coop yet. I planned to make some panels from that Smart Side siding and hang them over the pallet walls to seal up the sides. I was hoping to be able to put that off for a few weeks yet since we don't really have the budget for it (especially with the meat rabbits coming. That is too cold to leave the sides open though, right? Would it be good enough for now to just wrap the sides with tarps?
And I should cover this big screen window for winter too, right? *The angular sections at the top of the long walls will be boarded up with extra pallet boards by this weekend. The plan for winter ventilation is the gaps under the roof/framing and a regular house window (on the side with the nest boxes, not shown in these pictures) that can be opened or closed as needed, does that seem appropriate? This is our first winter with the chickens and I want to make sure they'll be okay!
In other news, I should have bunny pictures to share tomorrow!