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Garage coop and winterization

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Hello all,


I am designing a coop that will be located inside an unheated garage (so, a structure inside a structure). It will have a large outdoor run to go with it. The coop will be roughly 8ft by 5ft by 4ft tall (for 6-7 cold hardy chickens). It will be off the ground.  I am having trouble deciding on insulating it or not.  I understand the importance of ventilation and since the garage won't have a draft, I'm tempted to skip it.  I live in northwestern Wisconsin and we do get below zero weather with a few severe days of -30 or so. Thoughts? Suggestions?  


Thank you!!

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No insulation I'm in northern Wisconsin too and didn't insulate my coop, it's a regular walk-in shed 12x12 with open eaves and it could still use more ventilation.
Being that you are in a garage you will not have draft, I would make it VERY open, tons of ventilation because that's a fairly small coop and unless you have a covered run or shovel the snow out they won't likely go out during winter.
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