Rain Proofing Run???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dirtbath, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you guys do anything to "rain proof" the run? Mine is completely open. I'm guessing they will retreat to the coop when it rains, but who knows. Do you cover your run with a tarp or anything?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I know quite a few people who tarp their runs. However, this can become a problem during winter months when it starts to snow
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is uncovered. Most of the time the chickens carry on in the rain. They can always get under the coop or go inside, if they prefer.

    They won't rust. They look rather strange all wet.

    Chris
     
  4. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a tin roof over my run, but the main reason is to supply shade in the hot Georgia summers. When it rains they love staying out under the run so I guess it works for that too.

    Buffs Only
     
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  5. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    I currently have a small run with a few boards on top to keep predators out. When I FINALLY finish the run, I will be putting at least a one foot lip on it. Right now the rain is blowing in, but I figure a lip will help a lot, especially in winter. A tarp does sound like a good idea, though. Did you do it?
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  6. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dh put metal roofs on two of my runs(after i said poor things are getting wet)and we have one run that has wire on the tops.
     
  7. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the coop and chicken run all under a metal roof. Then we have an attached chicken yard with no cover.
    The covered run allows the to be outside in all weather and creates an great are for the winter when we have 4 or 5 feet of snow.
     

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