Coop ready for winter!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by themichigander, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. themichigander

    themichigander Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2012
    Portage, Michigan

    Living in michigan we have snow for most of the winter (although last winter we barely had any) so we needed to winterize. we cut up some plywood to close up some ventilation but not all, added a heavy duty tarp over the run and added thermometers on the outside and inside of the coop. here are the pics.
    The ventilation we left open

    The run area underneath the coop

    A view of the ventilation on the inside

    more bedding underneath roost

    And in the nesting boxes

    The girls roosting

    Ventilation closed on left side

    Ventilation closed on right side (this one didn't fit perfectly so I had to nail it in)

    Thermometer outside the coop

    I attached the tarp using 8 inch zip ties


    The Winterized coop!!
  2. horsetails16

    horsetails16 Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2012
    Medina, Ohio
    Nice job! I live in Ohio where the winters get cold and snowy as well.. this is my first winter owning chickens, I am a huge worry wart about if they will be warm enough!
  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    very nice!

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