Insulating a chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jamieg, May 31, 2010.

  1. jamieg

    jamieg Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got an Amish built chicken coop like the ones advertised all the time. Very happy with it (although wish it was bigger) It is 8 x 5. My question is that it is not insulated and I'm not sure how to insulate it? My Amish neighbor wasn't sure either because the chickens would peck at the insulation on the north wall. Any ideas?? Do need to insulate it, we live in Chili, WI.


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  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the insulation on the inside and loosly put another sheet of plywood between the insulation and other board. Like a insulation sandwich.
     
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My large 8x8 coop is the only one I have insulated at the moment. I have two other coops that are on the list that I will do this summer as time permits. What I did was staple the pink insulation that comes in the roll, I can't think what it is called at the moment, between the wall studs and screwed plywood over that. Gives a nice clean finish, the chickens can't peck at it, and it works great. It did eat up a bit of room but this past winter was really, really cold, and with only one 100 watt bulb in the heat lamp, I didn't have any frozen water or frozen eggs.
     

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