No Coop Insulation

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dee88, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH built our coop over an A-frame swing set and enclosed the back portion with 2 X 4's side by side all the way up to the roofline, where we have metal over the coop. The boards all have about a quarter of an inch gap between them so I'm wondering if I need to insulate the coop on the inside over the boards? I live in central TX so the winters are pretty mild. I thought about getting some Radiant heat barrier material and put the shiny part in, but then I thought the chickens might peck at it. Any ideas? Or should I not worry about it?
     
  2. mburpo

    mburpo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just fill the cracks from the outside with wood filler.
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Since you live in texas you shouldnt have to worry about it
     
  4. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good idea mburpo, I'll consider that! What is your take on the radiant heat barrier being used as insulation?
     
  5. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wrap some plastic over the side with the cracks. The cracks might be useful for ventilation during the summer.
     

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