Clear roofing..

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Badhbh, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you call that clear wavy roofing stuff? It looks like tin but it's clear plastic. I'm having a helluva time finding any for my run roof. [​IMG]
     
  2. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    translucent corrugated roofing
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have it on our 'Florida room' outside of the coop, but inside their pen. We found it at Home Depot. works great. Not sure about summertime. I suspect that I'll cover it up to keep the area shaded. Here's what it looks like now.

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  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Do you have plastic covering your run? How is that working out? I think my chickies would like that a lot, they don't really enjoy the snow. (must take after me [​IMG] )

    Tonya
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, I put plastic over the wire fencing. It keeps out the wind and the snow. You can see that the snow doesn't get in there at all.

    ps. Since this photo I've got a latch that keeps the door open about 10 inches so that the chooks can come in and out. IF you only want to keep them inside, then you really should leave some of the top open to give enough cross-ventilation. I noticed that unless the door was a little open it can get humid inside.... and that's not good for the birds.

    Otherwise, it works like a dream. I put straw down and it keeps the ground warm and the chickens get to scratch. I call it the 'Florida Room'. [​IMG]
     
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another idea that was suggested and seems to work really well. I got an old picnic table - a junk one. We hammered it together and it's fine for the birds and can hold their weight. I put plastic over the top and down the sides of it (stapled to the table) and threw some straw under it.

    It took the chickens a couple of days to get the idea, but look at how excited they are to have a little sun room in the snow.
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  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Those are really nice!!! I think I am going to buy some plastic!

    Thanks!

    Tonya
     
  8. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh! I was gonna pick some of that stuff up at the hardware store but los brutos that work there didnt know how to cut it to size, and I dont have any good cutting tools yet.

    I squeezed the heck out of it and it pops right back into place with no creases or anything. i was impressed but i need a table saw or something to make use of it.
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll check the Depot!
     
  10. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i love the picnic table idea. that is pickles kind of chickening.
     

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