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Could you use Styrofoam to cover cracks in Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jlgoinggreen, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be OK to use styrofoam to cover the cracks in the chicken coop to prevent drafts?
     
  2. Balfour Girl

    Balfour Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would worry that the chickens would eat the styrofoam. My hubby and I stapled a large roll of plastic around our coop and that did the trick.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I wouldn't suggest it, they eat it. I use my left over feedsack for insulation and filling cracks in.
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stapled roofing paper on the walls
    then plastic tarps over that .
    I found the tarps cheap. 3.00 also stuffed here and there in the corners brillo pads nothing will chew thru those things then cover it with Tile glued down ,
     
  5. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used styrofoam to seal the cracks on the outside of coop. But I built a double walled coop. With eterior siding , insulation, then an inner wall to keep chickenswarm and away from the insulation. I used Great Stuff on outside cracks.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Yup, styrofoam won't last long. It is great insulation, but needs to be covered with something so they don't eat it all up (which is probably not great for the chickens and definitely makes your styrofoam disappear [​IMG])

    If you just want to cover up cracks, use some very thin plywood or some such thing.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't use it...
     
  8. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine ate it too. [​IMG]
     

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