Styrofoam insulation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dawnpel, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. dawnpel

    dawnpel Songster

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    We insulated our coop with Styrofoam this and are finding the chickens love to peck at it. Will this hurt them>??? Should we take it down?
     

  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    Yes it will hurt them cover it with 1/4 inch plywood or something similar.
     
  3. yogifink

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    You could use some cardboard to cover it up too. Just keep an eye on it (the cardboard) and make sure it doesn't get wet.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    I'd cover it with paneling or metal rather than cardboard, which won't have a long life since insects will eat it, and water will make it fall apart
     
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  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    I went to Habitat for Humanity and picked up some interior veneer doors and ran them through my table saw. The veneer on those are thin and easy to work with and serve the purpose for protecting your Styrofoam no problem..
     

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