Should I insulate or heat this coop? look @ my pics.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amijab, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. amijab

    amijab Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    I purchased a man's coop with his 6 mo. old laying hens yesterday. It is not insulated or heated but there is a heated waterer and the long lights that run the lenght of the coop. I live in Utah and it is cold today. Is there somehow I can make it warmer by tonight for these chickens? Here are pics . There is a vent on both sides at the top that runs the length of the coop and there is an opening on both sides about 2 inches around the mid section of the coop. Coop is plywood.
    Thanks so much!!!
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Looks fine to me, well thought out building, I wouldn't do a single thing but leave it be, it's just fine. No need to over-think something that has already been done well.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  3. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    The only thing I would check would be those gaps in the boards. Great for ventilation, but could mean a lot of draftiness at roost level. Stand next to the roosts on a windy day/night and see if it's drafty. You could put a board over the lower gaps for the winter and take it off again when temps warm up.

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