Type of Tarp to Use

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JoieD, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know some of you use a tarp to cover your run to keep it dryer. What kind do you use? Poly ? Canvas? heavy-duty, super heavy duty? There seems to be numbers associated with tarps too. 10, 15, 16? Do you have a particular brand that has worked well for you through a winter? Who would have thought buying a tarp would be so complicated.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I just buy the cheap plastic tarps and use them. Usually last one or two winters.
     
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tarps at walmart, heavy duty poly I believe. We have them on top and sides. My girl can stay out of the wind this way
     
  4. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poly ? Canvas? heavy-duty, super heavy duty.

    I used them all and it usually last just one winter no matter how strong they are.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep.
     
  6. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy the heavy duty poly ones from TSC, and I'm lucky if they last a whole winter on the top. They seem to do better on the sides, but the wind, rain and occasional snow just beat up the top one. I shudder to think what the medium weight would be like. We just bought those to cover the firewood racks and they seem awfully flimsy.
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    heavy duty tarp from home depot. i spent about 40.00 dollars on two. they have lasted 3 years. [​IMG]
     
  8. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wrap with clear pvc tarp. Ordered it on line but can't remember from who. Just google 'clear pvc tarp'.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I use 12-Oz. Cotton Duck Canvas Tarp like the Canvas Tarp used to cover loads on flat bed trailers. I will let you know that there not cheep, your looking at around $200.00 for a 16ft. x 24ft but they will last.

    Chris
     

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