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the benefited claims tend to be better egg production, less feed, better health.  if you don't track inputs and outputs then there is no way to conclude one way or the other about what venefits there may be.  some of us feel that it helps others don't and pretty much none of us have enough information for conclusion at this point.  

If I have the same temps, in my uninsulated coop, as somebody else, with an insulated coop, what differences do you expect to see?   We have the SAME temperatures in the coops, with the same outside temps.  But for some reason, if one coop has insulation, they are going to have better productivity out of their chickens?  That doesn't make any sense at all.   

I don't think that's a fair comparison since you're not accomodating in differences in dimension, number of birds, etcetc.

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Really?  I have the same thing (Warmer inside the coop, than outside) with thin walls, no insulation, and wide open front wall, covered only with hardware cloth.  How can that be?
to be scientific about this, we'd have to track caloric intake, egg production, compare apples to apples/same breeds, same temps, probably same back yard and identical design and positioning to wind and sun, but that would really take a lot of work so I think this is the kind of thing where if you don't see the point, then don't do it.  if you do, then great... to each their own.

Not really necessary to look at egg production unless someone wants to argue the insulation itself, and not the temp increase due to the insulation, has a positive effect on production.
All you'd really need is two coops of identical sizes and (adequate) venting, one with insulation and one without, located in similar conditions next to each other. Then you fill them with the same number of birds with more or less the same qualities and compare temperatures.
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If I have the same temps, in my uninsulated coop, as somebody else, with an insulated coop, what differences do you expect to see?   We have the SAME temperatures in the coops, with the same outside temps.  But for some reason, if one coop has insulation, they are going to have better productivity out of their chickens?  That doesn't make any sense at all.   

if all things being equal, then at the very least the hens would be consuming less energy to reach that temperature in an insulated coop.  if you don't see a value in that than don't worry yourself about it.  

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if all things being equal, then at the very least the hens would be consuming less energy to reach that temperature in an insulated coop.  if you don't see a value in that than don't worry yourself about it.  

 

 

Go ahead, and live in your fantasy world. You keep believing that insulation, in what is basically an open building, is actually doing anything.  And believe me, I'm not worrying myself one bit about it.  I have a near perfect setup, with a proven design of coop.  I would put my birds, as far as their health goes, up against anybody else's on this forum.  


 

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Go ahead, and live in your fantasy world. You keep believing that insulation, in what is basically an open building, is actually doing anything.  And believe me, I'm not worrying myself one bit about it.  I have a near perfect setup, with a proven design of coop.  I would put my birds, as far as their health goes, up against anybody else's on this forum.  

my coop, the part that is insulated, is not open, but I already explained what I mean.  based on what you keep repeating, it seems you really are not reading through the posts.  I'm ok with you thinking I live in a fantasy world, I'm just not so sure why you feel so adamant about invalidate opposing views with regards to an otherwise casual sharing of opinions from people you don't know, about coops you've never seen.  sometimes the gentle tap hammer works better than the sledge hammer.   

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