Insulation in the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Campesina, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I am new to raising chickens. We just built a coop and I was wondering if chicken will peck at or eat the foam insulation we put on the walls of the coop.
    I would appreciate any replies. Thanks.
     
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they eat it like popcorn if not covered.
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all: [​IMG]

    Secondly, oh, yeah, they'll eat it.... it is amazing how smart they can be on one hand and how dumb they can be on another. The insulation will need to be covered with drywall or plywood or something. Good luck.

    Jenny
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd go without insulation. Here in Northern NH and hens do fine in winter without heat or insulation.
     
  5. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help!
    BYC is a great help to me !!
     
  6. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put insulation in when we built our coop to help with the cold weather.
     

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