cold weather ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by only one lay, May 1, 2009.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    In michigan- does any one have a elevated coop? (3 to 4 feet)
    Did you insulate the floor?
    How did you keep heat from just being sucked out with wind on every side?

    Looking to put together small bantum coop but ground space is at issue.
    ( On top of 2 other coops-somebody send me medicine)
  2. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Quote:I wanted to build a playhouse style coop, but decided against it as the floor would have been sooooo cold. I don't know if insulating it would do that much good, although, if you decide to go for it, I'd definitely do that. And I'd go with a fair amount of deep litter as well, just to make that much more of a barrier.

    I kept the heat inside the coop by wrapping the framing in Tyvec paper before siding, insulating the walls and the roof, building proper ventilation up high, and sealing all corners and seams with caulk. No draft inside, even with a fair amount of ventilation. It was pretty surprising when my temp gauge read -5F inside the coop, yet it felt okay because the air was still. We had no problems with frostbite this winter either.

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