Coops covered in snow

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 7L Farm, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lets see some coops actually covered in snow. It doesn't snow where I'm at but does it snow where your at ? Prove it here. Also, let us know where your at. This might help others getting ready for the winter.
     
  2. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my tractor coop (big one on wheels), with run in Michigan last winter. You can see a mistake and a good thing in picture:

    1. I have learned not to have slanted section of roofed run go with slant towards flat roofed section. This has all the snow slide down and add weight. I have fixed this issue.

    2. I stapled heavy mil plastic to the north and west ( prevailing wind) sides of the run. This kept snow and wind down. Worked well as my birds came out in run every single day in the winter.

    Keep smiling as winter is coming, [​IMG]

    Dave

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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    But the "wrong" way sure made a great pic!
     
  4. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Winter before last. At this point we had a cumulative total of about 8'. Ended up getting 10+. Last year we got one blast of about three feet and then it stopped. This year they're predicting another "bad" winter. But I'm pretty sure they always say that.
     
  5. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Winter 08 was a bad one..lot's of digging out that winter..
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    The hens were not impressed..Fortunately I had built a smaller outdoor run with a roof over it, so they could still come outside during the day. They were not interested in playing in the snow at all..
    The Brave Ones, that actually ventured out..
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    I sure love that place of Lynn's! What a nice spot you have..
     
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  6. abercrombie575

    abercrombie575 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in west central Georgia so it is a BIG deal when it snows around here!
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  7. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some wonderful pics!
     
  8. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    WOW! Love the Pics. Keep them coming.
     
  9. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes awesome pictures!!
    I have never ever seen snow, so I can only imagine what it might be like!! [​IMG]
     

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