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problems with Green Frog Design coops - condensation

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I have just written to Green Frog Design as the problems of condensation in their recycled plastic coop is becoming a proper nuisance.  I have the large size coop with one large hen and two light sussex so there is plenty of room inside.  I also keep the vents open to allow as much air in a possible.  However I have to clean out the coop every 3 days and the floor is always soaking but not from the hens for the most part.  The hens are out in the garden during the day but when I take off the roof of the coop it is so wet in this mild winter.  The hens wouldnt use the perches so no idea how to make things better.  Does anyone own one of these and can you suggest anything I could do to help?    Thank you for reading.

post #2 of 5

can you drill  a few holes on the opposite side of the entrance, near the top?

 

plus get it off the ground?  I'd think even concrete blocks would help.

post #3 of 5

Is it leaking?

Spilled waterer?

..or all from condensation?

 

Drops head to desk and groans...another tiny terrible prefab 'coop'.

 

Is there any ventilation at all in that thing?

Cut some holes in there.

 

Thank goodness you didn't put the 8 large fowl they state will fit. SHM.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your reply.  I dont believe it is leaking but it is water on the shavings far more than what comes from the hens.  The coop is raised on short legs and I have old roofing tiles under them to keep the coop level.  Can try and drill more holes to see if it will help.

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Hi Thanks for replying.  Yes it comes with short legs but I have raised it a little higher due to uneven ground.  The company has just emailed me back to say that if using shavings (which I am) put them in trays so that any water can escape.  Perhaps Ill give that a go as well.  Just a bit miffed that I spent a lot of money on it after having used a wooden coop previously.  The old coop suffered with red mite quite a lot but we are quite exposed here where I live and the rain and wind seemed to have made it a bad proposition, hence the change.

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