What did you use for the inside walls?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am thinking about insulating when we make our new coop and if I do, we'll have to put interior walls in. Is 1/4" good enough since it's inside? Or is there something cheaper? We're planning to use that composite siding (smart siding??) that looks like T-111 on the outside.

    If you used insulation, what kind did you use?
     
  2. flyboy129

    flyboy129 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used smart siding on the exterior of mine. No insulation (I live in TN). I would think styrofoam insulation would work good, especially foil coated. Just make sure chickens can't ingest it. For my interior, I wanted a wash down surface. I used some 1/8" rigid plastic 4x8 cover sheets that I picked up from where I work.
     
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I used 4' x 8' sheets if 1/4" masonite. Very smoothe, Paintable if ya want(I didn't) and relatively cheap. I would not use styrofoam insulation boards without covering it. Chickens will peck at it....they peck at everything. You can visit my page and look at interior shots to see how masonite looks. Hope this helps. Good luck
    Erik
     
  4. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used R-17 insulation in the walls (the fiberglass strand type) and covered the walls with OSB. Painted the OSB twice with white primer and it is easy to clean. Makes the coop nice and bright inside too [​IMG]
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used the 4x8 sheet of the beaded ply board. 2 coats of primer and one of paint. This covered the R-13 insulation.
     
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did I use for my inside walls?------nuttin:

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  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Is that metal siding, like what's used on pole barns? I thought about that stuff but thought it had to go over a plywood base. Now that I think of it, I'm not sure what our cattle and machinery barns are like on the inside walls. I never paid attention...
     
  8. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Quote:Careful with Styrofoam...I have seen chickens eating drywall, Styrofoam, insulations etc. Just an FYI that if you do use it, make sure it cannot be eaten or ripped into by birds. My friends chickens even ate part of her house [​IMG] We caught the little buggers peeling the paint off the house and eating it.

    We actually tacked up old vinyl flooring on our floors and walls of the inside of the coop to make it easier to clean and its worked great.
     
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  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is that metal siding, like what's used on pole barns? I thought about that stuff but thought it had to go over a plywood base. Now that I think of it, I'm not sure what our cattle and machinery barns are like on the inside walls. I never paid attention...

    It's just 1/2" plywood, painted inside & out. Been that way for a couple decades now. Built on a brick foundation.
     
  10. flyboy129

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    Umm Amethyste, I did say make sure the birds couldn't ingest it. As far as any insulation, you would need to cover it. That's kind of a given. Be it fiberglass, stryofoam, etc. Chickens eat anything. Especially what you don't want them to. And I agree with Darkmatter, Chickens give off lots of heat just breathing. As long as the moisture can escape up around the roof area somewhere, they will be fine. (unless you live in northern Canada or the antartic) They do always carry a down coat [​IMG]
     

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