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Coroplast for coop?

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Anyone thought about using Coroplast for their coop? That's the corrugated plastic that's used to make outdoor signs. Seems to me it would have a good insulation factor and easier to clean.
Any opinions would be appreciated big_smile

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post #2 of 9

It wouldn't be sturdy enough to keep out predators, used alone.  You could use it layered with plywood or 1/2" heavy gauge hardware cloth.

post #3 of 9

Various BYCers have done it from time to time as a temporary measure. It provides next to no insulation and at least the stuff I'm familiar with doesn't last super long in direct sunlight (but maybe there are different grades, I dunno). And obviously isn't predatorproof. But if you are looking to temporarily cover a vent opening for the window, or windblock something til you can do something more permanent, and happen to have some old signs left over from the last election or something like that LOL, then sure.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat

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Yeah, I would never use the coroplast for a coop. Seems like you'd be asking for problems. It's so flimsy anything could get right through with no effort.

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I'm gonna play advocate here...I've never used it but I could see it being used as an interior "paneling"

I've seen where people will insulate their coops and apply drywall or some other type of paneling to the interior of the coop.  I really don't see why it couldn't be used as an interior paneling.  As the OP stated it would probably be easy to clean.  You can buy it relatively inexpensively in large sheets...easier to hang than drywall.  Or how about to cover the poop board so that you can scrape off the poo easier...

I really think it could have applications in the coop but not as primary walls.

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post #6 of 9
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Thanks everyone big_smile I think I'll use something more durable and use the Coraplast to line the floor ( I can get scraps from my son for free) smile

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We have used Coroplast many times for guinea pig cages..it would work great as a liner for a poop board, or behind the roost, where poop sprays, under, etc becuase you could hose it off. I would never use it anywhere where long term, sturdy use would be needed, like to walk on, used for safety, doors, etc.

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Originally Posted by elevan 

I'm gonna play advocate here...I've never used it but I could see it being used as an interior "paneling"


That's a good point, actually! And it might last reasonably well that way, indoors. I would not *guarantee* it against chicken pecking, but I mean worst case scenario you just say oh phooey and add 1/4" plywood all 'round at chicken level; and they might *not* peck thru it. (They do peck thru drywall btw, which is one of several reasons it is a lousy idea for in the coop tongue)

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Originally Posted by patandchickens 
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Originally Posted by elevan 

I'm gonna play advocate here...I've never used it but I could see it being used as an interior "paneling"


That's a good point, actually! And it might last reasonably well that way, indoors. I would not *guarantee* it against chicken pecking, but I mean worst case scenario you just say oh phooey and add 1/4" plywood all 'round at chicken level; and they might *not* peck thru it. (They do peck thru drywall btw, which is one of several reasons it is a lousy idea for in the coop tongue)

Pat


I actually use it in one of my "playhouse" coop. It's made of deck boards that don't fit close enough together to keep drafts out. I lined the inside of it with old political signs. On the plastic playhouse coops I had, I used it in the corners where they connected to keep drafts from coming in around there as well.

In the "playhouse" I've also used one to section off the nestbox area from the main coop part. With the roost over top it's easy to clean the poop off of. In the new tractor I'm working on using a igloo dog house I'm using one to section off an nestbox area as well. It will be easily pushed out of the way for cleaning the "coop"

BUT I wouldn't use them for building a structure and I doubt they have any insulation value, but they help with the drafts and were FREE!!

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