insulation for my new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we started the new coop today and did not have enought styro foam so we wanted to know if we could use like towls and cardboard and hay and paper for inside the walls , will this work
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't recommend it--the mice will have a field day in there when they find that! You could leave the walls open for now until you get enough insulation.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Don't use towels/cardboard/hay/paper. Not only will they become a mouse farm, they have very little actual insulation value AND they will mold something fierce and encourage rot.

    As mentioned in your earlier threads, just leave one or more walls open til you collect enough insulation. You have LOTS of time before next winter [​IMG]

    Good luck,

    Pat
     

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