New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Condensation promblem?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Just went out to check inside of new coop no chickens in there yet coming in spring.

It is very windy rainy warm today, the under side of the roof is very wet I'm thinking

I might not have enough venting. Here what I have both soffits 8" 84"are open covered with

wire back vent 18" 20" two windows bottom sash 12"x12 I'm planning on a roof vent . Any input

would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you all

Don                                                                                         

post #2 of 6

Any gable vents? Soffits pull air in, but they don't really expel air. You need make sure the ventilation is up high, think roofline and peak. Windows tend to be too low to be effective. 

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 


Thanks I plan on a ridge vent and cupola.

post #4 of 6

This coop? http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/7139314/new-coop/

 

Are you sure the roof is not leaking?

Wonders how it could be so wet in there with no chickens?

 

Ridge vent and/or gable vents and/or cupola all good choices.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 


I'm sure it's not a leak in the roof, the roof is new  if it was a leak the water would drip down in a few places.

In this case the whole under side of the roof both gables is wet with large bubbles the floor is still dry.

post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5138bug View Post
 


I'm sure it's not a leak in the roof, the roof is new  if it was a leak the water would drip down in a few places.

In this case the whole under side of the roof both gables is wet with large bubbles the floor is still dry.

Bubbles?

 

Is that a shingled roof?

Low pitch roof with shingles and wind driven rain, could be seeping water in from outside.

 

Just trying to help trouble shoot.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: