Sealing and draft issues

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by moodlymoo, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed shavings on the ground and found a lot of areas that will be draft issues. What can i use that is quick and easy to fix the problems?
     
  2. Hauntedyards

    Hauntedyards Out Of The Brooder

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    Would they bother with spray foam? maybe nail a 2x2 over top...
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they just tiny cracks where the wood didn't quite meet up tightly or big gaps?

    Painting seals some tiny cracks.

    A little putty fills in a bit larger crack, which you can also paint over when it's dry. The problem with spray foam would be that most chickens like to peck at foam.

    If you have larger gaps, maybe post a picture or describe the problem a little more. You could attach a small piece of wood over a larger gap, on the inside.
     
  4. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want plenty of ventilation in your coop so a little draft isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially in Portland, OR. We just moved from Eugene and the climate in the NW is such that your chickens probably won't get too cold (assuming they're fully feathered). Not sure the details of your situation, but as long as predators can't get into your coop, you'll probably be ok. Good luck.
     
  5. arcatamarcia

    arcatamarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caulk works.
     
  6. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its ablou 10in long and about 1/2in wide and bedding is falling out along the floor. Im sure I could just use a 2x2 and fix it but its in a very hard to reach place as far back as it could be. I have some spray stuff and can access it from outside I may try that in a very small amount
     

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