Blocking sun off the Silkies?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickensXOXO, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I would like to block some of the morning sun off of my silkies. They stay in a 10x10 kennel, which is chain link fencing.

    Is a tarp my best option or does anyone have any other ideas?

    (I have a kennel cover over the top, so I'm just talking about a way to cover/shade the east side or something?)
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well if you are worried about the tarp making a racket when it blows around you can go with canvas. I love canvas tarps. Although expensive, they last for years (for me they do) and don't make a ruckus.
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I have a canvas tarp, it hardly moves at all and holds up very well (I pulled it out of the trash).
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Shade cloth works well at limiting the sunlight that hits the interior of my coop in the late afternoon. I have two layers with a space between for better cooling without limiting airflow to the interior of the coop.


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