Coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CathyB, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH is converting an old shed for my coop. My question is this: I live in PA. Does the shed need heated or insulation? The feed store I ordered my chicks from said no. Just making sure he is not just an old time farmer saying "ah, they'll be fine". [​IMG] Or am I just a worried soon to be new mommie?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your feedstore is right.the coop doesnt need tobe insulated.
     
  3. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am all for insulation! It doesn't cost that much and it will help keep the girls warmer in the winter. I plan on using fiberglass insulation when I start building my coop this weekend. Also, if you insulate, you probably won't need to heat it in the winter. Or, on especially cold nights, just a heat lamp should be fine in an insulated coop.
     
  4. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! So maybe in my area this is a matter or personal choice? I made sure I picked breeds that said they were cold hardy. Then again I would not want to freeze my butt off!
     

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