chicken coop inside a barn / cabin building

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im building a small coop inside our cabin and we live in ontario,canada and i was wondering how much styrofoam insulation sheets i should put between my plywood wals ??
     
  2. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    you might want to use house insulation styorfoam may not be enough for the space it takes up
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:We had bad luck with house type insulation in an out building. The fuzzy material is very inviting for little critters that like to chew into walls and nest.
     
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    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    not if you have cats [​IMG]
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I strongly suggest filling the entire stud space. Assuming you use 2x4 studs, that means you will have room for approximately 3 1/2" thickness of styrofoam (because 2x4s aren't *really* 2" by 4"). If you are scrounging and have to use whatever you find, you may find yourself leaving some spots thinner, but if you want free then whaddaya gonna do [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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