1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they noisy in the rain? Our coop's close to the house
     
  2. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. We have a corrugated metal roof on the car port next to our house. We can always tell when it's raining [​IMG]
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
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    Yes, they are extremely noisy even in a light rain.

    I have a coop and run for my my mature hens & rooster under a tin-roofed pole shed, as well as a brooder and run for my chicks in the same shed.

    I know it can be really noisy for them, but I believe they get used to it. After the initial shock, that is.
     
  4. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that insulation can mellow out the noise,I was thinking pink batting
     
  5. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When the leaves from the neighbor's tree blankets our carport the noise is definitely deadened. As long as the material you choose to insulate with touches the metal of the roof, I think it would work. With the added cost of insulation though, would a different roofing material be a better choice?
     
  6. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the added cost of insulation though, would a different roofing material be a better choice?

    It's time versus money. It's easier to get the roofing up there,cheaper too if you count tar paper and stuff,and it means I don't spend a day roofig shingles up there.​
     
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I love the noise rain makes on a metal roof!

    Best way to get me to fall asleep! [​IMG]
     
  8. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's time versus money. It's easier to get the roofing up there,cheaper too if you count tar paper and stuff,and it means I don't spend a day roofig shingles up there.

    You don't say where you live. Are your winters mild? We decided to use corrugated plastic as the roof for our coop. Not noisy like the metal, and admittedly not as durable (DH first installed hardware cloth over the roof opening, then the corrugated plastic material over it. We chose that to let extra light in the coop during the winter - mild California winters) If that alternative won't work for you, I wonder if there might be another choice - aside from the traditional tar paper and shingles. However, if you have cold winters, the insulation may be your best bet.
     
  9. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in NE, so we get both hot weather and cold.:p

    it has to be strong enough for snow,and keep the cold out
    Some batting should do it
    and the leaves is a great idea,we're in the middle of the woods
     
  10. XL506

    XL506 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is loud, Tin roofs are amazing. Hearing the rain beat on a tin/metal roof is the greatest, most relaxing sound... GO GO
     

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