It there a good price insulation I could use for my chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ShellyBear, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both rabbits and chickens who deal with the cold pretty well, but I'm tired with the waters frozen all the time and the frost bite. I thought, well is there a safe insulation I can use?
    Thank you!
     
  2. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your set up like?
     
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't exactly describe it but it was a quick built shed from the previous owners, its about 80sqf and 8ft tall
     
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  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frostbite is often caused by too much humidity in the coop and not enough ventilation more often than by cold weather itself. It's been down to -22 F here. No insulation in the coop. Two 1 by 3 foot vents, one 2 by 2 foot vent and the pop door open all the time. No added heat. Water is kept outside in the run with sides covered in clear plastic shower curtains. Waterer is a plastic tote/ horizontal nipples/stock tank deicer and supplied the girls with thawed water even at -22. No frostbite yet and I think we're through the coldest part of the winter.
     
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  5. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I was wondering about that, my chickens rarly get frost bite or just a bit but I still don't like it. Oh wow that crazy I'm impressed, I'll check my ventilation
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I am guessing "VENTILATION" is the remedy for your frost bite issues. Insulating in my opinion may only compound the frost bite problem.
     
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