Styrofoam Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ryoohkey, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Ryoohkey

    Ryoohkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone every tried making a coop out of styrofoam. I work at a pharmacy and we receive tons of styrofoam squares normally measuring 2 ft by 3 ft and we just trash them, I've taken a few of the chest we get and made some awesome incubators and nesting boxes from them but never really thought about making a coop, any thoughts or ideas would be great
     
  2. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, first off because the chickens would probably eat it, and second because it would be a terrible building material for anything outside
     
  3. mrs buff laced

    mrs buff laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the thing about making a coop out of styrofoam is that it would get dirty, with the chickens being in the Styrofoam coop a lot may cause them to peck at the Styrofoam and can be unhealthy for them. A coop needs plenty of air flow I don't think a Styrofoam coop would suffice. It could also get blown away in a bad storm...As well as make a big mess in your yard if the chickens do peck at it. Incubators and nesting boxes are great ways to recycle that left over Styrofoam, but a coop probably wouldn't be the best idea.
     
  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm picturing how quickly a raccoon would dig through Styrofoam ...
     
  5. mrs buff laced

    mrs buff laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm very true... Around here coyotes are a big problem.... To them it would be like...hey they're some chickens out there in the open!! And they're in a to go box!!! Awesome!
    :(Yeah that wouldn't be good.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    It would be excellent as an insulator of course. With that in mind you would have to protect the inside from the chickens and the outside from predators.You would have to cover both inside and out with something of integrity.
     

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