Does what it says, gives shade for my chicks, placed this under my clear cover so they don't get too hot. Could do with it being a bit longer.
Product very satisfactory. Chicks now much drier
as the 1st one lasted 7 years i do hope this one is just as good but it is a different material to the 1st one and not as thick and slightly smaller i think. but is doing the job at the moment so that why i give it 4 stars
I actually wanted a shade for the standard eglu, but could only see a price for one with a set of replacement spars which I did not need, so I thought I would just get the cube shade instead.
It is smallel than expected but the hens can still get a bit of shade.
Good quality item, although the sun has not shined very much for them to sit under it.
Does what it says
I've had this cover for 2 years now over one end of the cube's run. It provides a little shade, but mostly I've got it over the food container to prevent surprise rainfall from getting the food wet, and to prevent leaves and other things from falling in the food. It's been in the sun, shade, rain, cold, heat - whatever - for 2 years and shows no evidence of wear. Once or twice I've run it through the washing machine and dryer, and it's still fine. I see that one other reviewer felt it didn't stand up to their weather, but to Northern California weather it does just fine. The reason for 4 starts instead of 5 is that I feel it's a little too small. A foot longer would have been better.
Bought to replace the old one that we had had for 2-3 years and had faded and torn. Hads a hard life so can't complain. Well worth it to give the chicks some shade when the sun shines.
I use one on the top and one on the windward side to help keep the worst of the winter winds and snow out of the run.
The cube shade does the job just nicely, we already had one but wanted the girls to have a bit more shade in the sunny weather and to keep the inside of the caged coop section dryer in the downpours and I have to say the cube shade does the job. We stagger the two shades so that as the sun come round the shadows differ.