Insulating Your Chicken Coop Tips
Insulating your hen house or chicken coop is a good idea and not as difficult or expensive as you might think. Insulation will keep your coop warmer in winter months and cooler in summer months, and reduce moisture in the coop, which will mean your chickens will be more comfortable and more productive. There are many types of insulation you can use and today we will discuss several of them here from the most expensive to the least expensive, and even a free insulation for your chicken coops. Acrylic sheets can be used to cover areas where you want sunlight to come in and to view your chickens.
Most coops do not come with insulation so it is most likely you will have to find someone to do it for you or do it yourself. Doing it yourself is not as hard as you might think and it can save you a lot of money. Before insulating your coop make sure you have proper ventilation, making a small chicken coop air tight can cause breathing problems for your birds. Your birds need air to breathe and if not properly ventiflated your birds can develop lung problems. Please be sure to leave a comment. We love to hear about your experiences and so do our viewers. Deciding on what type of insulation you should use depends on the size of your coop. Whatever type you choose make sure insulation is covered with tin or plastic sheets to prevent birds from pecking at it.
RadiantGUARDÂ® Reflex-Air Reflective Foil Bubble Wrap Insulation (500 square feet roll)
For barns and large chicken coops reflective foil bubble wrap insulation is the way to go. It is easy to install, very effective, and inexpensive.
Reflectix ST16025 Staple Tab Insulation 16 Inch x 25 ft Roll
One of the easiest ways to insulate your hen house or chicken coop is to use staple tab environmentally friendly, non toxic insulation.
Acrylic Transparent Sheets
Acrylic is a lightweight, tough plastic that offers transparency similar to that of glass so you can actually see your chickens in their coop and allow sunlight in during winter months. It can be easily cut or drilled to fit without splitting as long as you go slow. Acrylic is a lightweight, tough plastic. Color is transparent clear. Standard tolerance.Meets ASTM D788
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Insulation Ideas for Chicken Coops
Insulate your hen house or coop with feed bags-FREE
Heater's for Hen Houses
By Rev. Penny Dean
We insulate our coops with recycled feed bags and we also use staple tab insulation, pvc cloth, and reflective bubble wrap insulation. We cover this insulation with tin or plastic sheeting to prevent our birds from pecking at it. The object is to keep our chickens comfortable and happy without spending a fortune. The feedbags don't last as long or as well, as the staple tab insulation but worked well as an emergency fix until we could afford the staple tab insulation. I use acrylic sheets to cover areas where I want to see my chickens and protect them from the elements.
-Rev. Penny Dean