I have a question on the fan idea.
Do any of you use a fan?
Would a fan be a bit drafty? you are no longer relying on warm moist air rising and venting you are mechanically moving that air. Does that make a difference?
Even with my breeding huts/coops I am trying to keep the air entering and exiting on the same side of the coop to avoid a draft. Can this be done with a fan? Wouldn't you be moving too much air?
Just things I have been thinking about on this cold day.
I've used a fan when temps went above 90's through the night. But up here we get such a nice cool down in the evenings for the most part that I don't need to do one. But maybe 1 week out of the year. Coop is in the shade and partially insulated...that helps tremendously. Sometimes I step inside that coop in the summer and am amazed that it's cooler than outside. When I do a fan I'm just using an old plastic household one. The birds do not seem to overly mind the "breeze" of it.