Do you think metal siding would be good for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken farmer, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wanting to build another coop so I can have a bigger one but I'm wandering if you think metal siding would be ok and I know it isn't insulated and it won't hold much heat but I'm sure it will be fine when you pack up the straw.
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i do think it depends on how well it is made. i have one that doesnt have the vapor barrier and it looks like its raining in there sometimes. it is colder then being outside sometimes but it cuts the wind off the chickens and i guess thats all they need. it would have to have a lot of vents for summer . with that being said, i have my babies in my pole barn but i have them in brooders w/ heat lamps and in summer if i have any in there i can open the big doors
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I would suggest insulating it especially against the heat if you choose a darker colour and against condensation if you are subject to below 0ยบ temperatures.

    This is my 4x8 salvaged metal shed I converted into a chicken coop.

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  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ahhh, i remember this pic. the deer in your yard. i notice your coop is also surrounded by trees?
     
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  5. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will post a picture of one of our sheds so you guys get an idea of the metal siding I'm talking about but thanks for the replys so far
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto what Hokum said.
    If not insulated metal siding can collect condensation on the inside when it's cold outside.
    It can also collect an insane amount of heat if it's in the sun in the summer even if it's not a dark color.
     
  7. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    If you are going to use metal you should use insulation.
     
  8. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you guys I migth just have to go with osb
     

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