Coop location

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lizzychick, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. lizzychick

    lizzychick Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Chicago Suburbs
    Hello all! We are raising our first batch of chickens and are heading into cool Autumn weather in Chicago. Hubby and I are planning our winterization of the coop/run. The big problem.... the coop/ run will be shaded by evergreen trees all winter! How can we keep the girls from freezing without running heat all the way out to the coop. Do you think using thick clear shower liners as draft stops will help create a little more heat? Thank you for all your advise. Six months into having backyard chickens and I'm still loving every minute!:cd
  2. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    I use clear shower curtains to wrap my run, and it works great. I found it keeps the run at least 10 degrees warmer than the outside air (on a sunny day), and best of all, it keeps the waterers from freezing during the daytime. It also keeps all of the snow out of the run.


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