Should I cover the coop???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicky Crazy, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    With a tarp? I have four 24week old chicks and some hens. 33 will be the low tonight.
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you mean the run, or an open air coop? It would help if you provided pictures.
     
  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i would cover the coop. Make sure to leave a few small holes so it does not get too stuffy. Chickens do good in cold temps, but drafts can cause problems.
     
  4. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Coops, here's a pic
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  5. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Ok, any other ideas how to make the coop warmer?
     
  6. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Giving them bedding would help, but it would probably fall through if you didn't lay anything down first. That would be up to personal opinion. I think they will be just fine if you cover the sides with tarp. :)
     

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