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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wilsonfarm416, May 15, 2011.

  1. wilsonfarm416

    wilsonfarm416 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new chicken owners we have 2 golden wyndottes and 3 rhode island reds. we got them 4/27/11 and they are still living in the brooder in our main bathroom. we are busy designing the coop and run. we live in the brighton, Colorado area and we were wondering how important is it that we insulate the coop? we plan on wiring for a heat lamp. Thanks.
     
  2. CH1CKENGUY

    CH1CKENGUY Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to BYC
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] My coop isn't insulated, but it's draft free and dry. Insulation would be safer than a heat lamp though.
     
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

    I started with chickens last summer and the people of BYC have been great. This year I have tried hatching and buying chicks for even more chickeny joy. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.

    Don't insulate. Keep the chickens dry and draft free. Good ventilation (no draft on the birds) is key.

    See patandchickens for details, link on my Weather Outside is Frightful blog post.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Our main problem is heat & humidity, so ours isn't insulated. But it'd be a good idea if you have very cold winters.
     
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Sorry, I'm clueless on the insulation--not much need for it in Florida.
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from South Africa! Happy BYC-ing! [​IMG]
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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