Building New Coop/Barn...Phase 5 Great Barn Build, OCCUPIED! 3/6/16

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did ya get a video of your pit bull hen @speckledhen? Lol.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry, too much on my plate right now. DH is ill and we have so much to do, plus helping my sister with my father's estate, too much stress. I've barely even seen that flock other than to let them out and lock them in again at night. Not sure when it will die down enough.
     
  3. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that, I hope things calm down soon! :hugs
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Next chapter: wall insulation! We got a good start on the western wall today. Will need a few more rolls of the reflective stuff, but I got a pack of the thin foamboard, accordian-like insulation from my late father's basement which will supplement this in places. They say this is an R-6 placed directly on the walls this way. Going on with heavy duty construction adhesive and being taped with the metal tape for ductwork. Will do spray foam everywhere this doesn't go. I personally feel that we will be adding up-high vents at some point by summer, but I dread telling DH that. He tends to not feel as much ventilation is necessary as I do in winter (he closes them too far, I open them back up, sigh), but maybe he'll relent with this being a metal building, albeit well-insulated with fans to move air.

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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Wow, my shed has zero insulation except for the hay storage, and our ventilation is to open the large doors, looking good.
     
  6. Chicken Slaver

    Chicken Slaver Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like you guys are moving right along!

    Are you going to put in an electric exhaust fan to move air in there?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A fan, yes, but not sure exactly which one other than one designed for a barn with a sealed motor.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Cyn, hope you don't mind me asking, but what has happened with Deacon?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Deacon just passed away about ten minutes ago. Tom is burying him by moonlight.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Sorry
     

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