I don’t know about you, but I hate muddy, cold chicken coop runs. Mine has a roof and chicken wire sides, but cold blowing wind and rain have intruded too many times lately. Several of my sweet babies are feather footed, and they hate the wet almost as much as I do.
|Clear vinyl fabric- I bought a thick vinyl|
1. This is not as easy as it sounds! (I had to recut many pieces, and nearly had a breakdown!!)
2. Do NOT completely enclose the coop, the chickens will need air. However, these panels will not be air tight. Also, completely enclosing coop will create a greenhouse like atmosphere, which could get very hot on unexpected warmer days, even in the winter.
3. I only plan to put the top panels in if it is raining hard, snowing, sleeting, etc. I have been having trouble keeping the rain out during some of these long days of blowing rain, and I hate seeing an inch of rain inside my coop runs. The lower panels will be enough to keep the wind off the chickens (who are next to the ground), once it gets really cold. Only if it is bitter cold will I put the upper panels in. I plan to use ‘s’ hooks to attach them, to make it very easy to put them up and remove them.
|I only have the panels attached at the bottom permanently. It is great, you
hardly see them! I did not put them in the top sections! I don’t want it air tight.
It would get way to hot on warmer days- think greenhouse.
|Using Crystal Clear Vinyl Fabric makes it so you can see in, and the chickens can see out.|
|Door, showing duct tape and grommets|