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What do you use to seal small holes and cracks?

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Our coop is sealed up pretty tight but has a few areas, mostly along roof, that have small cracks and gaps. What is the best thing to fill these? Canned gap filler? Steel wool? Thanks!!

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For cracks that I am just worried about mice coming in, I use steal wool. If its a crack that could be drafty I try to cover or seal it with wood, because I don't want to use foam and have them end up eating it. 

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans.

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs have arrived!

 

10 guineas making a racket dawn to dusk.

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Originally Posted by kirak74 View Post
 

Our coop is sealed up pretty tight but has a few areas, mostly along roof, that have small cracks and gaps. What is the best thing to fill these? Canned gap filler? Steel wool? Thanks!!

I assume, because you've posted in the predator forum,

that you are concerned about predator/pest infiltration?

 

How big are gaps and why do you need to fill/cover them?

 

I hope 'sealed up tight' doesn't mean that you have no ventilation in coop.


Edited by aart - 3/11/17 at 4:49am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Sealed up tight from predators. Plenty of ventilation. Just a few small gaps where I think mice or snakes MIGHT be able to get through that I want to plug up.
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Hardware cloth, well attached, or solid wood over all.  Mary

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