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Cold and my coop= friends or foe?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hi.

    I need to know how to keep my coop warm in the winter. Here is a pic

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    It is an older pic(1-2 weeks)
    I have been using the DLM with straw and pine shavings. It is before I put in the litter

    How else?

    Right now, pine and straw is expnsive here, and IDK how long my parents said they would keep buying(i dont pay for them, they do).
     
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well u could use leaves . or pine needles.corn shucks. if ya look maybe you or ur neighbors need there yard raked. anything dry and natural will work.you dont have to buy it go out and work alittle to get it.
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gat straw and stuff plenty of it in, take care of the drafty side.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I pick foe
     
  5. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're not just going to leave that one whole side wide open, are you? Are you going to nail it to the coop so that it's closed against the wind?
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    oh yes i will nail it in. not alot of people here have big tress, they are all small and skinny. leaves will work?
     
  7. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep sure will.
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    my aunt has 2 HUGE trees and is about 10 mins away(wallking). i will get some from her on saturday.
     
  9. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    pine straw will work too.

    I'm sure someone close by you has a pine tree.
     
  10. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    The school i used to go to has like alot.
    I know the principal(she lives down the road), she can get me some
     

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