Tried to winterize the coop today. Photos.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Slofr8, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Slofr8

    Slofr8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I've been lurking (learning) for a while. Built a coop this spring for my 11 birds.
    It's a tractor that I move around with my, um, tractor.
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    It's all insulated and I think it has ample ventilation.

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    I decided to hang additional foam insulation below the vents for the winter.
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    2' for kinda' cold, and 4' for real cold.
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    I'm hoping that the warmer, moist air will rise to the top, front, and be carried out. This should work right? We see temps. in the -20's F and even as low as -40.
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    They have the smallish screened area they can use but my intention was to let them free range most of the time. This would work fine if they didn't insist on hanging around the house pecking all the insulation off of my foundation! So I let them out for a couple hours before bed time until we can come up with a better solution.
    Thanks. Dan.
     
  2. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great and very well thought out!
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Looks great!!!! Also [​IMG]
     
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  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Very nice

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  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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  6. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great coop and welcome to BYC from a fellow Mainer (Orono). I do end up running aheat lamp on the coldest nights.
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    Wow your place is beautiful!
     
  8. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE JOB! I also have a movable coop. WIth styrofoam insulation. Looks like you did well and it should vent , but keep them heated for winter.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Not only do your chicks have a beautiful home but, the views are fantastic.
     

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