Shade question

NCclucking

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I had a new coop and run built this weekend and am trying to come up with a way to make shade where there is none without planting a bunch of trees. Run is 16×32, so I'm looking to shade about half of that so my chickens don't overheat. Any ideas?
 

PD-Riverman

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I had a new coop and run built this weekend and am trying to come up with a way to make shade where there is none without planting a bunch of trees. Run is 16×32, so I'm looking to shade about half of that so my chickens don't overheat. Any ideas?
Cheap---I have my Wife and Mother in law to watch out for cheap($1 or $2ea) queen/king flat sheets at yardsales----I tie them with strings/wire to create a shade that last usually a summer season. That's Cheap
 

Kiki

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You can't beat being thrifty.
Anyone can go out and spend a lot of money to buy stuff that falls apart eventually..right?
It takes a smart one to re use things!
I love it.
 

drumstick diva

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Or you could cover half the run with a solid material, maybe fiberglas panels, they sometimes come in colors. That would give some protection from rain /snow and shade.
 

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