How much insulation do I need for my coop in Oregon?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brelansmama, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    McMinnville, Oregon
    I live in NW Oregon, how much insulation do I need in my coop?
    Anyone who lives in the area, and survived this last winter???
    How thoroughly is your coop insulated? Would you put more, less, or none in if you did it over?
    I would love to hear from you!
  2. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    We are not to far from you here in Vancouver and I know we OVER DID the insulation, and weatherizing our coop...

    insulation, tar paper, and a heater! LOL We got our chicks in March last year, and I admit, I did turn the heater on for them a few times...But truthfully I think I really turned the heater on for ME! I didnt want them to get cold, but Iknow they would have been fine with out the heater....but if you have the means to put in insulation...DO IT..and just make sure there is ventalation ..,,Our chickens did fine all winter...not htat they like the snow or the mud!

  3. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    McMinnville, Oregon
    Quote:WOW! I have seen whole houses that aren't constructed that well!!
    NICE JOB!!!
    Thanks for the link to your page,, I like the pop door, we have been trying to fugure out how to make that work on our coop....~~put the door INSIDE~~ GREAT idea!
    Thanks again! [​IMG]
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    You don't need to insulate, assuming you have appropriately chosen breeds.

    Some people would anyhow, as the only disadvantage is the extra cost and labor of it. Depends how much you are going to stress out about temperature. And if you are contemplating possibly running a lamp for warmth, then insulating will lower your electric bill [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,


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