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Expanding foam insulation - ok or no?

post #1 of 6
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I want to used the expanding foam insulation to fill cracks and holes at ground and roost level so there won't be drafts in the winter. The coop will not be insulated. Is it OK to use the expanding foam then trim off excess dry foam? Will chickens still try to eat it? Or....does anyone have any better suggestions for stopping drafts?
post #2 of 6

I would think don't bother / don't do it. A few cracks the size of something that would be filled with expanding foam won't matter. Depending on the amount of other ventilation, maybe a good thing to have a few cracks.

post #3 of 6

Your birds will definitely eat it, and as Howard says, it's not worth it anyway.  The issue is predator protection anyway.  Consider another layer of siding to keep the bad guys out instead.  Mary

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Originally Posted by Penny spender View Post

I want to used the expanding foam insulation to fill cracks and holes

Chickens regard foam as Popcorn one bite and they can not stop until it is all gone. On the up side it does not seem to cause them any ill effects. If you do decide to use it you will have to cover the area and not leave it exposed to their sharp eyes.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #5 of 6

if you are going to insulate do it from the outside (out of reach of the chickens)

 

 

or just cover those holes/gaps with some other materials that they will not likely to peck at.

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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post #6 of 6
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What other materials can you suggest?
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