Shade question

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  1. NCclucking

    NCclucking Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after the new year. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Great idea PD!
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I got stacks of shades---I mean sheets---LOL. Keep in mind with 67 chicken pens---you gotta be "CHEAP".
     
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  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after the new year. Premium Member Project Manager

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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.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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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