wrapping for winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Netherworldtaken, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Netherworldtaken

    Netherworldtaken Out Of The Brooder

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    We decided to wrap the North, West and South side of the run for the winter.


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  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea! That should help cut down the cold wind.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wrapped three sides of mine as well. Nice and toasty now. Mine are in an open air coop with only one solid wall so I needed to cut the wind.
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  4. Dark Dozens

    Dark Dozens Out Of The Brooder

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    I never thought about doing this. But I sure am thinking about doing it now. The winters in New England have me concerned about keeping my chickens comfortable and healthy. I've been so concerned about cutting down drafts in the coop while providing proper ventilation that I never gave any thought to making the run more winter friendly. Thanks for the idea.
     
  5. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm planning on wrapping my coop tomorrow as well! I just cant decide weather to wrap the whole thing or just 3 sides...I also fear that they will get drafts in their coop because I dont have a coop door. They really like to look around out in their run so I really dont want to do the whole thing. Maybe leave it open a foot from the bottom or so? Maybe just leave the part under the coop open? I need help deciding! Thanks!
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wrapped 3 and 1/2 sides. That way I could see in and they could see out and get some direct sunshine. I may have to undo some of it but I will play it by ear. Tonight it is supposed to get to 35ish. Cold cold for us here. But it usually doesn't last too long each time.
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  7. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Mass. It gets really cold and stays that way forever! It snows...a lot too. Grr. Not sure what to wrap. Feel bad wrapping them up too much.
     
  8. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stated wrapping the runs on my 3 coops today. I wrap the north and west sides with very heavy mil plastic. Staple it to the wood on run. Seems to work well, as girls came outside everyday last winter , except one.

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