Trampoline material used for shading?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazeetxn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    So it's hot around here just like pretty much everywhere else...

    I know the chickens need some shade in the run and I'm all about giving them some. We had initially thought about just putting up a piece of tin or something for them to get under. Then, laying in the yard, I realized I got rid of all the metal on a trampoline the kids no longer use. But, I haven't got rid of the material yet.

    So that brings me to ya'll [​IMG] What if I were to construct something using the material to shade them? Think it would work? I think it would give them shade and let the air circulate unlike a piece of tin.
     
  2. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's somebody on here that made a whole run/coop with one. I can't remember the thread, but maybe search for trampoline?
     
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    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for finding that...

    Wish I would've kept my frame now. Could've had them a nicely shaded run. Well, least I still have the fabric. I'm sure they'll be happy [​IMG]
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Yup, works pretty good. In the summer and the winter.

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