I'm from Ontario, Canada.
Want to know how your chickens do in a Canadian winter? How did you insulate your coop? I haven't built my coop yet but it won't have hydro...any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I’m in Quebec, but originally from Ontario. I built my coop last year. My coop is up on 4x4 posts, framed with 2x4s, 2” hard foam insulation between the 2x4s, plywood walls on the inside, rough cedar from a sawmill (mostly outer round boards) for the outside, with a roof, also insulated. Might seem like overkill, but the water still froze at the beginning of last winter. I added a heated water reservoir and a ceramic bulb that is very securely attached to the ceiling and is about 3 feet from the floor. I use a winter extension cord from the co-op store. It was listed for outdoor farm use.
It gets cold here, sometimes -30*C for weeks for daytime highs.
Depending on your climate, you would probably be fine with good insulation. Keep in mind that your coop needs air circulation, but not drafts.