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shed used for a chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sema43, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. sema43

    sema43 New Egg

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    HI All, I bought a 12x8 wood shed to house my chickens. I am worried about the winter. It has 2 windows with screens and 4 vents to allow air flow. I have 2 heritage chickens about 3 weeks old and I will be getting Rhode Island Reds in about a month. 6 of them. I am looking to insulate the shed for the winter. I was thinking of insulating the ceiling and 3 of the parts of the wall to prevent draft. It is new so there are no broken or holes. Any advice? Susan
     
  2. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without knowing where you are it's tough to answer, but cold isn't the problem, heat is. And as long as you have ventilation, you can have ventilation without it being drafty, the cold is fine.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    I have a buddy who lives in the snow...it always seems to be snowing where she lives...
    anyways...

    She uses hay bales as insulation...her chickens are mighty fine.
     
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  4. sema43

    sema43 New Egg

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    Thank you , I live in Connecticut
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Pics of the coop inside and out would help immensely.
    You can put your location in your profile.
     

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