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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueseal, Nov 18, 2010.
How Do You All Keep The Snow Out.
I don't. My chickens go out in the snow.
Snow... is that the white fluffy stuff they show on TV?
what you say you need a foot of snow in mississippi. lol.
Nope, you can keep it up there.
We do get a dusting every now and then, but seldom over an inch and it never lasts over a few days. People here don't know how to handle it. The first year after my wife and I got married and she moved down here from Missouri we had about a half inch of snow one morning and all the schools were closed, the bank was closed, even the grocery store closed early. She thought it was a hoot!
Check out my BYC Page! Pics 6 and 8... 6 shows the heavy mill plastic stapled on north side of run. 8 shows more of run before I got all parts that needed it covered. The shorter side of my run at back of picture 8 was not covered yet. and you can see snow in back of picture.
Once I got all but east side covered...where 3 sides where covered it worked well. Birds where outside al but one day last winter.
My runs are fully roofed and I put plastic on at least two sides of them.... and STILL get snow in there. No problem. The chickens don't mind, or if they do (like if the ground gets to be hard-packed very-frozen ice) I chuck some hay sweepings out there from the horse barn, or even horse stall cleanings, to give them something a little more insulating under their feeties. On normal snow this isn't even an issue though.
Good luck, have fun,