In the Brooder
- Jul 19, 2016
We have 2 coops, a Pawhut small one and a larger one we converted from a kid's wooden playhouse and added an insulated floor base and nesting boxes with hinged lids. Despite caulking any gaps, we still had rain coming in through the hinged parts and somewhere in the roof. I have kept a tarp bungee corded over both, but now the wasps are building nests under the over hangings and the earwigs have created nests underneath the tarps. I would like to put down roofing paper and shingles, but how do we do this to make sure the bugs don't set up house between the current roof and shingles, and how do you cover the hinged end of the nesting box covers without having a gap under the material for the bugs/wasps to set up in?