Originally Posted by 2-lil-swedes
Good advise, thanks! Ill have to sew them a little curtain as the coop entrance is open to the ramp, I can only assume letting in drafts. There is a sliding hatch but I don't want to lock them in there. I, unlike my hens, am not an early bird! .
If they are safe from predators, then certainly allow them access. Plus they are going to want to eat and drink as soon as they wake up and it's light enough!
You do want to keep drafts off.
If you have the $, an automatic chicken door would solve the 'open'/'close' issue. That's what I did.
Or could you build a little foyer box? Set up a little platform outside the existing door, then box it in, and have the exit to one side or the other. That way wind/breezes won't blow directly in.
Or, you could do the same thing inside the coop; a sort of entry way box, but with the inside door to one side.
I have the latter, with vinyl strips (you can get these at the fabric store) over the inside opening.
Edited by lynnehd - 1/4/16 at 8:56pm