Insulate the Coop Floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by littlefork, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. littlefork

    littlefork Chillin' With My Peeps

    115
    0
    109
    Jan 24, 2010
    Anyone insulate the floor in their coop? Our coop will be 12'x12', we have plenty of ventilation planned and will be insulating the walls. It will be a walk in with a shed roof. The foundation will be concrete blocks and treated 4x4s, so it will not be more than about a foot off the ground. We live in Virginia near the Blue Ridge so it does get kinda cold here.
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    12,521
    95
    341
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    The easiest and most effective method, in most cases, is just to chuck a bunch of extra bedding (e.g. shavings) in there in the wintertime. YOu're not in an area with SERIOUS cold winters (I know, I know, EVERYONE thinks their winter temperatures are terribly cold, whatever those temps are, LOL) so just 6-12" should be quite ample.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,852
    32
    249
    May 23, 2009
    DFW
    You didn't mention it, but be sure to insulate the roof, too. That's where you'd be losing your heat in the winter.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by