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post #11 of 18

We used plain old R13 fiberglass insulation...
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37862_extra_coop_and_such_010.jpg

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #12 of 18

I have pics in MY BYC Page, View other pages: coop.

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"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
Theodore Roosevelt
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post #13 of 18
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I was at Lowe's tonight, looking at insulation options. What do you think of this: 
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/732813/732813100072lg.jpg
It is like styrofoam with a silver backing. Would the chickens peck at it? If so, I would use 1/4" plywood over the insulation.

1 Hubby, 4 kids, 5 dogs, 3 cats, several pet rats and birds, and now chickens! Life is good!
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1 Hubby, 4 kids, 5 dogs, 3 cats, several pet rats and birds, and now chickens! Life is good!
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post #14 of 18

Anyone Vapor Lock their coops?

Conservative agnostic, Rooster to three hens, an Australorp, Cukoo Maran, Bhrama & a Dom X Roo...& now, 12 hatched chicks
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Conservative agnostic, Rooster to three hens, an Australorp, Cukoo Maran, Bhrama & a Dom X Roo...& now, 12 hatched chicks
Dear Pat Robertson, it's only if you rape angels that God's gunna destroy us...so just STHU!!! XO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY4tBg8mAQo
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by animalover 

I was at Lowe's tonight, looking at insulation options. What do you think of this: 
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/732813/732813100072lg.jpg
It is like styrofoam with a silver backing. Would the chickens peck at it? If so, I would use 1/4" plywood over the insulation.


That's what I almost used. It's good stuff. You do need to cover it with something because chickens will peck at it. You can install it right over the studs, too (you can cut it to fit between the studs, also...whichever way works best in your set up).  The reflective part only works when it's facing an open space or gap of at least 3/4 of an inch, though.

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by greathorse 

There will be a lot of people that disagree with me but I have good luck with what I do.  I think that insulation implies that you will  have a house without a lot of ventilation.  What is the good of insualtion of you are going to vent the house?  I live in colorado where we had plenty of negative 10 degrees last year.  I have a small window quite high up in the coop and a very large opening to the south.  I did not have any trouble with frozen combs or any compliaton from the cold.   I think a better reason to insulate the roof is to protect the birds from t he heat of the summer. 

this is just my opinion.


did you leave the window wide open during the winter?

We have 10 chickens 1 silver campine,2 hen buff Orpington,3 hen n 1 roo who is disability Australorp /Cochin mix, 2 hen Leghorn started laying 7-19,2010  They  came to us on April 4 2010 one week old. got 3 more 8/14/10 BR  2EE young HENS
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We have 10 chickens 1 silver campine,2 hen buff Orpington,3 hen n 1 roo who is disability Australorp /Cochin mix, 2 hen Leghorn started laying 7-19,2010  They  came to us on April 4 2010 one week old. got 3 more 8/14/10 BR  2EE young HENS
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post #17 of 18

Whatever way you decide to insulate, you must cover it with some sort of plywood so that the chickens can't get to the insulation and peck at it. You can use 1/4" luan or any sort of plywood or paneling perhaps but it really should be covered.

6 Rickenbacker basses, 2 Case garden tractors, 3 kids, 1 Yorkie, 1 Pug, 2  RIRs, 2 Plymouth Rocks, 4 Silkie/Frizzle mix, 2 Dominiques, 2 Saramas, 2 Silkies(one hen & one sissy rooster), 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 2 Buff Orpingtons chicks & 1 Mottled Houdan chick. All hens except for the Silkie Rooster
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6 Rickenbacker basses, 2 Case garden tractors, 3 kids, 1 Yorkie, 1 Pug, 2  RIRs, 2 Plymouth Rocks, 4 Silkie/Frizzle mix, 2 Dominiques, 2 Saramas, 2 Silkies(one hen & one sissy rooster), 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 2 Buff Orpingtons chicks & 1 Mottled Houdan chick. All hens except for the Silkie Rooster
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post #18 of 18

When I was insulating my coop with the blue foam insulation, the girls had torn the bottom portion apart by the next morning.  So, I would recommend covering the insulation before letting the girls have their way with it.

Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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