Cold climate coop pics...inside and out :) please

christiethorn1

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 6, 2013
46
3
32
Upstate NY
I live in Western NY, I love looking at all the coop pics but it is hard to tell what kind of climate they are in. In my neck of the woods we have winter atleast 5 months of the year. Luckily, temps don't normally get 0 or below.
 

cosbackyard

Songster
6 Years
Feb 20, 2013
414
32
118
Colorado Springs, CO
It's pretty cold out here in colorado. 15 at night just the other day.
Taking peoples' suggestions from the forums I'm building mine with more ventilation than I'd think necessary given the temps.

This is a work in progress (been too cold and snowy to finish it) and the birds aren't in it yet:




There are screens on three sides at the top and a sliding window on the far side. I'll be building hinged flaps on two of those sides to cover the vents on extra-cold or windy days. The roof is corrugated steel, which has insulation beneath it followed by repurposed sheathing. I now have nesting boxes hanging off the side on the left where the big opening is.




The windows I built from scavenged glass and are double-paned. At the moment the walls have no insulation. Most people seem to think that it's not necessary and that all you really need to do is prevent drafts. Nevertheless I'll probably add an extra layer of sheathing on the inside.
 

JackE

Crowing
Apr 26, 2010
2,327
756
281
North Eastern Md.
Heer's my cold weather coop. It's a 100yr old design, a Woods. No added heat, no insulation. Coops of this design were used up through Maine and Canada. See other pics in my profile.
Jack

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