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post #41 of 49
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Chicks are only 4 weeks old so they have about 3 more weeks until they are moved out there
post #42 of 49
Looks good so far, can't wait to see the finished pics!
Will it still be inside the fenced in area? If so we're you able to put in new dirt?
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Looks good so far, can't wait to see the finished pics!
Will it still be inside the fenced in area? If so we're you able to put in new dirt?
Yes it will be inside the fenced area, I made that their run and that's also why I decided to sell 5 so the coop and run wouldn't be overcrowded! And yes I was able to put new dirt in! I am going to try to take some pictures today
post #44 of 49
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The run is going to have stuff added to it to make it more wind proof and predator proof! But for now this is what I have. Chicks are going out there in 3 weeks!
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On the back side and sides there is ventilation holes. You just cant see it in the picture and also this wasn't the completed coop this was before a lot more things were added to help make it better

My point was, for effective ventilation, you should have vent hole on both the shorter wall, and the taller wall, as close to the roof as possible. Looking at your most recent pictures, I'm still going to say you need more vents.

post #46 of 49
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My point was, for effective ventilation, you should have vent hole on both the shorter wall, and the taller wall, as close to the roof as possible. Looking at your most recent pictures, I'm still going to say you need more vents.
I have hardware cloth for the floor that will help with ventilation. My neighbor has it in his coop and he said it works great. But I will do something for more ventilation up top.
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I have hardware cloth for the floor that will help with ventilation. My neighbor has it in his coop and he said it works great. But I will do something for more ventilation up top.

Ventilation in the flooring doesn't work very well to move the ammonia out of the coop. Ammonia rises, so vents near the roofline, at it's highest point, is the best way to let those gasses get out of the coop. Chickens, like most birds, have sensitive respiratory systems. 

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Ventilation in the flooring doesn't work very well to move the ammonia out of the coop. Ammonia rises, so vents near the roofline, at it's highest point, is the best way to let those gasses get out of the coop. Chickens, like most birds, have sensitive respiratory systems. 
Oh okay. Thanks for telling me that
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