Need advice with winter proofing the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jknox1982, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in north Alabama and am wanting to get ready for this coming winter. I am wondering how much tarp to use? Where to use it? and anything else I may need to do. I have to go pick up hay for the ground. But other then that I have no idea what to do.
    Here are some pictures. The sun rises behind our tractor shed so the back of the coop and it sets in the front of the coop.

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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    With your type of setup I would highly recommend buying a 100' roll of 6-mil plastic sheeting. You could use it for not only the entire roofline of your coop/run, but you could also 'wrap' the windward sides, too, to help keep rain out and making a muddy mess of things.

    You should have a look at this thread, also....LOTS of great info!

    Preparing Your Flock & Coop for WINTER
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/920320/preparing-your-flock-coop-for-winter
     
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