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10 years would be nice, depends on the cats though and if they keep climbing on top of it. Maybe patching it up with that polytunnel tape extends its lifespan.
The repair tape certainly helps as it stops little holes tearing into much larger one. It also depends on what material the sheet is made from, vinyl splits much easier than PO in cold conditions. You can also keep a hose nearby and once the cats associate getting a shower when they are up there it will temper their enthusiasm for climbing on top of your tunnels :lol:

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10 years would be nice, depends on the cats though and if they keep climbing on top of it. Maybe patching it up with that polytunnel tape extends its lifespan.
Do you plan to clean it to keep the algae off it?

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As much as I can with the squeegee thing I have, that's actually reminded me to clean the older one as it's got a bit of build up on it.
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We clean our polytunnels by tying string to each end of an old sheet and then with one person on either side of the tunnel you pull the sheet back and forth gradually dragging it down the length of the tunnel. It helps if it's raining or you use a hose to wet down the tunnel and algae.

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We clean our polytunnels by tying string to each end of an old sheet and then with one person on either side of the tunnel you pull the sheet back and forth gradually dragging it down the length of the tunnel. It helps if it's raining or you use a hose to wet down the tunnel and algae.
Oh thats an awesome idea, my old house is only 2 years old and no dirt as yet but will enlist the wife for that job!

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It's that time of year again, hopefully we don't loose as many as we did last year but who knows.
I should find a better material for the inner wall to make a nicer curve so they don't squash each other.
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They are so cute when they are that age, I kind of miss no longer getting really young chicks in.

Hopefully this year you won't lose any but don't worry if you do, it's all a learning experience and young chickens aren't easy to keep alive.

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Yeah they're mega cute.
The worst thing about having chicks is doing that first check in the morning to see if any died or not.
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It might sound a bit morbid but if there is one thing young chicks are good at it is dying. I have no idea why but they do seem rather good at it.

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So far so good they're all alive, and compared to last year they are spread about in the bedroom section as opposed to huddling up and killing each other so we must be doing something right this time.....for now.
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