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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

    Jun 10, 2010
    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

    Oct 22, 2015
    Walla Walla WA
    What is your set up like?
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    I can't exactly describe it but it was a quick built shed from the previous owners, its about 80sqf and 8ft tall
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    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

    Jun 10, 2010
    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

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I am guessing "VENTILATION" is the remedy for your frost bite issues. Insulating in my opinion may only compound the frost bite problem.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017

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