"Winterized" my open coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dclark, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. dclark

    dclark Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2014
    Central Texas
    That "Polar Vortex" hit Central Texas this week so I decided I needed to put up some barriers from the wind for the ladies. I stapled 6 mil think plastic sheeting from Home Depot on the open walls:

    Left an opening halfway up the door for some cross ventilation, hope it doesn't cause a bad draft....

    A little windbreak from the north winds on one of the run walls.

    The ladies don't seem to mind the loss of their view.
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Texas...Yeah, I do not think they will be in too much trouble with cold. I need to get the plastic up as well.
    Lookin' good!
  3. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your coop looks great! [​IMG]

    Don't you love your open air coop? I love mine, wouldn't have it any other way here in Texas. I like using the clear plastic or shower curtains. It does distort the view, but still gives plenty of light for the chickens.

    I winterized mine over the weekend, and finished up on it yesterday.

    I left my South end open and the East side that is under the barn. It's still cold in the coop/run, but it's not windy.

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