Insulation question...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pattyjean73, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can stryrofoam sheets be used to insulate a coop? Provided I put some inner walls up over it?

    I found a guy that has about 30 pallets of 3x6 sheets of this stuff.
     
  2. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    without a doubt. as you said, as long as you cover it. unless you baffle the ceiling don't insulate it.
     
  3. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Most important that you cover it or it will be devoured by your chickens. Doesn't seem to hurt them but they can make a real mess of it.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Absolutely. Especially if it's free [​IMG] Make sure the carpentry on the joists/sheathing covering it is pretty good n tight to discourage mice from moving in.

    Ceilings are definitely worth insulating (almost a necessity for metal roofing in cool-winter climates); I think what flopshot means is just 'don't cover over your ventilation, wherever it is, when you insulate' (?)

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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