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I live in California, so the heat has already rolled in he.gif
I just put my 4 week olds in the coop today. They cant go in the run yet because the bantams are still small enough to squeeze through the fencing. I have three diffent vents in the coop and will be putting in one of those... "spinning things"idunno.gif on the roof soon. Anyway the coop can still get pretty hot when the sun is out. What ideas do you have on keeping it cool and ventilated.

P.S I don't have any ways to hook up a fan.

Here's the flock of three. More on there way in May lol.png


Edited by kyleigh - 4/12/16 at 4:41pm
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Photos of your coop will help us suggest how to improve conditions.....this will allow us to know the size and location of the vents already in place. 

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I will get pictures tomorrow as this darn weather decided to go from heat to rain ūüôĄ I can try to explain what I have for the ventilation. I have six ~2" holes on the top of the coop, in the from and back. There is also a small rectangle mesh holes on either side of the coop(doesn't do a whole lot). Tomorrow I will also be putting a window in front of the roosts.
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Can you prop up the pop door and block it with smaller mesh for now?

 

Sounds like you'll need to increase the ventilation as much as possible....will wait for pics.

Meanwhile, click the link in my signature to an excellent article on Ventilation, reading that may give you some ideas too.

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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