Ideas for windproof shade in chicken run area?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bratty477, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Bratty477

    Bratty477 Out Of The Brooder

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    New to chicken raising and trying to figure out how best to provide shade for my chickens in the run area with summer coming. My only dilemma is that it tends to get super windy and need to find a creative way to avoid having the shade fly away! Any suggestions???
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a mesh type of material and secure it with zip ties.
     
  3. goldfishes

    goldfishes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can staple a tarp to the run's frame. Or use furring strips of wood and screw it in place. It gets really windy here, and I was able to secure a tarp with eyelets screwed in the frame and roped it down. Just make sure to let them still get some of the sunlight. They really do enjoy laying in the sun.
     
  4. Bratty477

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    Thank you! Learning something new everyday on this forum!
     
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    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love this! So pretty too!
     
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