Help building a Noise proof chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jk47, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2013
    I I'm building a new chicken coop but I live in the city so the noise level has to be kept down
    I was thinking of building the traditional house then lining the outside of the house with cement blocks to block the noise from carrying to far. well that's what I've came up with so I would like to hearing any of your
  2. heidisue

    heidisue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2013
    Marana, Arizona
    Honestly they aren't super noisy in the coop since they pretty much just sleep there. I'm guessing you won't have a roo to deal with. If you are worried about it insulation might work.
  3. Wrooster

    Wrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2013
    Northern Florida
    Sounds like a lot of work. If you can line the outside with cement block you could just build it out of block and forget the conventional part. Raccoon-proof and bomb-proof. But you need doors and ventilation and that's going to seriously compromise the sound-proofing.

    You don't say what part of the country (or world) you are in and don't say if you will have a rooster. If you have a rooster, the only way you're going to silence it other than to gag it will be house (people house) type construction with real doors and windows and then you'll have to keep him shut in. Won't work in real life. 2 hens that want the same nesting box also make a lot of noise. Our coop is solid single-walll cnstruction, my workshop is over 100 yards from the chickens and I've walked up there many times to see what all the noise was about when it was only hens - not the rooster - fussing.

    I don't think the cement block would be worth it and trying to sound-proof the coop isn't going to get you very much.
  4. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    It depends what part of the world you are in. Cement block seems like alot of work and expense. Plus COLD in the winter but would be nice and cool in the hot weather. Hens really don't make much noise. I am not sure there is enough "sound proofing" to protect your neighbors from the noise of a Roo in the morning. Good luck to you
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    There's no way to have good ventilation AND sound proofing! You could move them into the house, but I sure wouldn't! Mary
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    My hens make a hell of a ruckus in the coop with their egg songs.
  7. LeeInLeetonias3

    LeeInLeetonias3 New Egg

    Jul 16, 2013
    You can put a single layer of rigid insulation covered by drywall and then sheathing to control the noise from inside the coop. Insulation slows sound and adds warmth. Drywall is like used in homes, and adds a layer of fire protection and diminished sound transmission. The final layer of sheeting protects everything.
  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Insulation is great, but you still need ventilation, and that's where the sound will travel from inside to outside. I would bet that neighbors have their windows closed in cold weather, and maybe in summer also if they use air conditioning. Mary

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