Best insulation for cold North Dakota winters?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sophiesammaren, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. sophiesammaren

    sophiesammaren In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2008
    Can anyone give advice as to the best way to insulate our chicken coop for the cold winter weather we have in North Dakota?
    Thanks a bunch!
  2. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Songster

    You could just buy the insulation, a nice dense insulation it will show you on the label. Or for a cheaper alternative you could use blow in insulation but you would have to put it in by hand, its just little fluffy pieces that pro's blow out of a blower, but you can put it in place by hand!
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Either fiberglas or rockwool batts works fine, or rigid insulation board (which is a little spendier but less apt to become a mouse farm). Either way you will have to cover it with thin plywood or panelling or some such thing to prevent chickens pecking at it.

    Make real sure that you are still providing for lots of ventilation, which yes you will need even in cold wintertime.

    Have fun,

  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * If we move someplace with long, cold winters and hot summers, I'm giving serious thought to a straw bale coop.
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * %#+(> d.p.!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2008

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