Shade or sunshine?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MattalynsBarn, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the Hen Houses have to be in the sun? Or can they be in all shade?
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live?
    Florida?Louisianna?Texas = shade
    Oregon?Washington?Minnesota?= sun

    But keep in mind chickens are more cold tolerant than they are heat tolerant.
     
  3. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Connecticut. Okay that's good
     
  4. Chickensman97

    Chickensman97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in ct too, I have my coop in the shade and the run half in shade.
     
  5. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in NH. Coop in shade and run in 1/2 shade and 1/2 sun.
     
  6. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, because we have a dog pen (the previous owners built it) and we're going to use that, It's in mostly shade but does get some sun. Thanks guys!
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have my new coop under some large oak trees so they get mostly shade in the summer and sun in the winter. The run (under construction) will have both sun & shade.
     

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