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Is sheet metal ok to construct my hen house out of?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Razrbckfan, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Razrbckfan

    Razrbckfan In the Brooder

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    Building a new 9x9 Hen house and I didnt know if there are any cons about using sheet metal to use as the skin on it. Thanks for the help.
     

  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    It gets hot in the summer, freezing in the winter, noisy in a rain storm or when they all sing at the same time... Unless you are planning on fully insulating the coop, I wouldn't.
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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  4. I have tin for my roof. My walls are hardware cloth. I live in Texas, so mine is built for cooling. I just put up plastic in winter for wind block. It's cooler inside the barn/coop in the summer than outside.
     

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