rearranged the run today

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Cleaned out the coup, and rearranged the run today. Taking down the pallets that offered shade this summer, opening up for more sunshine. Setting up a large sheet of plexiglass, supported by an old window frame, making a sun room shelter from the wind. The temperature under the plexiglass is about 10-15 degrees warmer than outside of it. The sides are open so that there is good ventilation.

    This really encourages my girls to come out of the coup and get some fresh air and sunshine. I think that keeps them healthier.

    Thought you might be interested in the idea.

    Mrs K
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I did some run construction too, I wrapped it in heavy duty clear(ish) plastic. Really keeps it warmer and the chickens think it's interesting.
     

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