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#1 2017-10-07 18:49:55

RRChickenmom
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Registered: 2017-10-07
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Building material question

Hello. We are in the process of building a chicken coop to raise chicken next year. Can we use silicone caulking to seal the cracks or is there a better product to use? Any recommended brands? Thank you.

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#2 2017-10-07 20:02:21

Schipperkesue
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From: Carnwood, Alberta
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Re: Building material question

In my first coop I used tenplast for the interior walls and caulked the cracks.


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#3 2017-10-07 20:12:06

lornem
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From: Drayton, ON.
Registered: 2016-02-21
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Re: Building material question

I would not use anything. You want a little air movement = healthy birds (even in cold temps)
Fresh water and good quality feed more important.


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#4 2017-10-08 15:11:48

Back2roots
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Registered: 2015-07-16
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Re: Building material question

Air movement, yes - drafts, no. If it were me, I would caulk the cracks. Just put in plenty of ventilation up around the roof area.

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#5 2017-10-08 17:51:14

lornem
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Re: Building material question

If you want air to vent out the roof you have to have an intake somewhere lower. Otherwise the vents are useless, that's why imperfect joints are ok or you can cut another opening. (Same result)


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