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concerned about ventilation and smoke from outdoor woodburner

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the oldest coop has a aluminum truck topper or cap on it for a roof... It has  a crankout window on each side...

 unfortunately the front window on topper is stationary...

 I can walk into the coop so the unit is about 6 ft tall plus the heigth of truck cap or topper

It is nice and bright inside

  the people door is approx  5 ft 9 or so. made from a palet wood and hdwe cloth then a storm window screwed to outside.

 now there is a strip of2 or 3 ines tall  hdwe cloth above people door and topper frame and back window of topper...

 we have an outdoor woodburner... smoke goes everywhich way from it. it is approx 30 feet from back of house. coops are approx 100 feet from house

  just wish coop were further down property but cant change anything. permanent fencing and runs plus so much it hilly of property.

 was opening the windows some of topper coop. so cold now closed windows.... only 4 chickens in coop....

 so yall think enough ventilation for the 4 ?    Im leary of opening their crankout windows for fear of wood  smoke..... If I did open window it would be on the left side.... I have watched the smoke and sometimes it goes in run esp during day can see it occ.

  Now they range 1/2 acre so they can avoid woodsmoke during day.... But dont know how much may be getting in at nite....

snow outside and cold

so thoughts?

post #2 of 5

Hard to make a judgment call here,,,  but can you install a taller pipe on your wood burner.   This may disperse the smoke higher and miss the coop. :idunno

post #3 of 5

100' away from a wood burning type stove?

 

smoke levels should not be too bad in there.

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Crack open the side opposite smoke for ventilation. I don't see how the smoke would accumulate. For one smoke rises. Two if windy enough to blow some smoke sideways at 6 ft level it's moving on and certainly not at 18 inch level of birds. Three at night the coop is venting upward and out the side window, any smoke would follow this movement not linger or move down onto birds. 

 

On the smokiest day squat down in the run. I think it will alleviate any fear you have.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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TThisAppleMark

is the back side of the topper coop    opp the woodburner no place fpor a window. the dang storm window is a double track not triple. A triple can open top or bottom or what ever. This just the bottom section screened and hdwe cloth and glass....

 My mistake prob 70 ft away from burner. need to pace it off.....

we would have put it (stove) further back from our house but at the time electric lines were running thru backyard. and more  expensive and time buryin the pex tubing.... Before we had  aerial uilities service pole and wires. Now we paid for  buried service moved POLE moved  to our front next to street

   that space small  above door under the wood piece.... is hdwe cloth

.so some air there.....

 So tonite cracked open the window on the right top side of the topper.(per pic.).

They ( the chickens) are on the left side behind the old mailbox side of coop

 Already have two 3 foot section of ss steel pipe on the outdoor burner unit.any taller it would have to been guy wired..

   yeah been outside during day  yes smoke close to ground... quite often.... I guess downdraft... I am outside lots

   but they can get away from it by moving out of run into fenced 1/2 acre

 THE OTHER COOP near by outside the run and fenced area. The new Rv coop ...no windows opened now... tOO COLD...  but soffit vents and that long roof ridge vent...

. thanks all

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