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So what you have right now are the rafter vents (soffets). I suggest putting in a few gable vents at the roof peak, as high and close to the roofline as you can get them. The soffet vents will pull in air, and the gable vents will expel air. Relying on windows for ventilation can be problematic, especially if you have to close them due to weather.


Thanks for the input! If we added gable vents, those would sit on the East & West walls, right? I did a Google search for gable vent, and that seems how most of them are set up.​

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OP, You are awesome with the pictures and descriptions.

Did anyone suggest making the south wall Windows operable? Add gable vents if you can. That is all I think you need.
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OP, You are awesome with the pictures and descriptions.
 

Agrees!!

 

 

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So what you have right now are the rafter vents (soffets). I suggest putting in a few gable vents at the roof peak, as high and close to the roofline as you can get them. The soffet vents will pull in air, and the gable vents will expel air. Relying on windows for ventilation can be problematic, especially if you have to close them due to weather.


Thanks for the input! If we added gable vents, those would sit on the East & West walls, right? I did a Google search for gable vent, and that seems how most of them are set up.​

Gable vents go in the gable end, :) .... so whatever direction gable end faces is where they will go.

...basically the highest point on the wall just under the eave.

 

Can you post a pic from further back, can't quite see your roof configuration.  

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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