wondering what people have for covered runs for winters in northeast

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueseal, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would like to build something bigger for my flock of 30 so they can go outside and not have the run covered in snow. right now i have a 12x12 covered run . they dont go out everyday in winter but on the warmer days they do.
     
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have corrugated plastic roofing on my grandfather's coop and it works so well!
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i currently have couragatted metal roofing on my 12x12 covered run i use in winter . right now i use it for seperating the new birds untill they are old enough to be with the older flock. the big 200x200 run isnt covered and it gets snowed in in the winter so only way to give them run space in winter is to shovel snow for them ugghh gets old lol.
     
  4. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thinking about finding a hoophouse with the metal tubes the snow would slide off easy no shoveling.
     
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  5. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of my run. It is 10x20 and I have a plywood structure covering 2/3 of the run.
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  6. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My runs all have a roofed section. I also put up heavy mill plastic stapled to north and west sides of run to block out most of the snow. My birds come outside into the run almost every day. On really windy or ice storms they stay inside.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    We used to use that clear corrugated plastic roofing from home depot or lowes...
    I liked the clear because it still let in daylight for them...
     
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