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  1. Cochin Love

    Cochin Love Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I would like to give my babies some added shade and rain protection. Was thinking of using shade fabric and, or canvas tarps. Is one better than the other? Color suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. ColoRockies

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    Either or would work great. We always use regular tarps but fabric might be less noisy in the wind. Color shouldn't matter. Just make sure they are secured well and have some kind of angle so rain can run off . Good luck
     
  3. rbreininger

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    Here is a photo of my run. Part is covered by a commercial tarp and the other by the one that comes with the kennel as purchased. Both work great to cover the run for shade, the elements and flying predators.
     
  4. ColoRockies

    ColoRockies Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great. I really like your coop. Next time I build one I'm gonna do it similar to yours. How many chickens ?
     
  5. rbreininger

    rbreininger Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 hens. No roosters allowed in our community.
     
  6. rbreininger

    rbreininger Out Of The Brooder

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    Look for my post 'Expanded my run - coop is next'.

    I have lots of photos of the coop building in progress.
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Do you have plans for what you are going to do with the shade fabric when the snow starts flying? Snow can really build up on shade fabric so make sure you have a plan to keep the snow from building up on it whether that's putting it on a steep angle, having some way to knock/scrap it off on a regular basis, or being able to remove it during winter. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. Cochin Love

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    That looks great!
     
  9. Cochin Love

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    Trailrider330, Thanks for the welcome! I love this community. I was always looking up things here but was never a member. Don't know why I waited so long. There is so much helpful information here!
    Going to go with the shade cloth and just take it down before the snow flies. I will post pictures when we are done.
     

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