Waterproofing the coop and run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HariSeldon, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. HariSeldon

    HariSeldon In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2016
    Need help keeping rain out of the coop and run.

    The roof on the house is a piece of fence so I added a tarp. Then I added a second tarp; still gets soaked. The run has two tarps and at a point they overlap.

  2. limited25

    limited25 Songster

    Mar 10, 2016
    Think you just need a larger tarp that covers it all, and hangs over each side about a foot, so if it is raining at an angle it won't just rain in.

    Our runs have tarp covers and it hangs over about a foot on one side, and reaches to the ground on the other side ... that way it can be rolled up and bungie corded when nice, and let down in winter to keep north winds off chickens in run.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    It also needs to be sloped or curved so the water will run of properly. You can make arches with pvc cheaply and then put the tarp on that, tightly.

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