Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gordy123, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. gordy123

    gordy123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2009
    falls village, ct
    I am interested to see what people feel about insulating the floor of a chicken coop. My plans are to put strips of wood along the 2x6s and than cutting strips of plywood down insulating with blue board.Than laying the actual plywood flooring down.I figure this will keep their feet warm and block out predators.Is this over kill.I just did this at work so that we could build an addition on the decking that was already there.Please if any one has a opinion or has any advice I would interested to know how it turned out.
  2. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    I didn't insulate my floor but I don't see how it could hurt anything. Id do it if you have the insulation.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    I would think that insulating the floor would not be necessary, especially if you have a good layer of bedding/litter on the floor. That should provide all the insulation you need.
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    I insulated my walls and ceiling but not the floor. Right now I have anywhere from 4 inches to a foot of bedding in my coop for insulation. My coop is on skids so to prevent air movement under the coop I pile snow up against the sides to cut down on drafts and help keep the floor warm.

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