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I live on a lake and we get quite a breeze!  Just put my 6 week old chickens in the coop and when I went out there it was quite windy near them.  Is this a problem?  We are in Florida so ventilation is very important but I don't want them to get too chilly.

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I would block the wind on the windy side.  You want ventilation, but not wind blowing on them. depending on temperature of course, windy and 90?  fine. Windy 30?  no so good.  I would keep the other sides open for ventilation.  You may have to block 2 sides, say the west and north, keep the south and east sides open.

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My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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To block the wind, I staple some clear plastic on the outside of the coop from where the wind blows. It blocks the wind and allows light to come through.

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To block the wind, I staple some clear plastic on the outside of the coop from where the wind blows. It blocks the wind and allows light to come through.
Great idea! Thank you!!
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You are welcome.

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