Metal Shed Coop - How to Insulate or Keep warm??

Aunt Bea's Egg

Chirping
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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The flock & I moved. The flock of 4 has been relocated from a wooden to a metal sided coop. Please suggest how to keep them toasty for winter? Do I need to line all the walls with plywood- a difficult project? WIll a heat lamp be sufficient? WHat id I line just the ceiling with plywood? THANKS!
 

DutchieWannabe

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 18, 2010
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0
39
Idaho
I also have a metal coop and I plan on lining the whole thing with plywood, only because (from what i have read) condensation can be an issue in the winter and the metal/aluminum siding and roofs will easliy collect the condensation. i wont use a heat lamp though ( I live in Idaho we can get fairly cold, but i am a firm believer that the hens will be ok, "little house on the prairie didnt use heat lamps, etc")
 

bburn

Songster
9 Years
Jul 9, 2010
1,668
23
143
Delaware, Arkansas
Mine too is a metal shed. I am not going to worry until I see what happens. Ventilation I think is probably the most important and we have that. Electricity is not far away if we need it.
 

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