He bought a gable vent and (2) 4 foot long roof vents.
I had wanted to do 2 gable vents, one on each end, and hardware cloth under the eaves. I think he forgot about the hardware cloth part and was thinking the other vent would be good and he only got one gable vent because we're putting a door on one end and he didn't realize it was going above the door.
Anyways, his plan was one gable vent and a long ridge vent at the roof peak but we could go buy another gable vent and probably will.
My plan was a gable vent on each end and hardware cloth under the eaves.
I liked his ridge vent idea initially but now we are both unsure...
He thinks that 2 gable vents, hardware cloth under the eaves, AND a ridge vent, will be way too much ventilation but I am wondering if it truly will be?
His thinking was fresh air can come in through the gable vents and exit through the ridge vent but that can happen with the HC and gables too.
I guess what I'm wondering is would it be too much ventilation?
This winter was very mild for us, it was hardly cold and hardly snowed, but usually it gets below freezing most of the winter, often in the 20s and teens, sometimes lower, and tons of snow.
I don't want the girls to freeze in winter but I also want enough ventilation.
And yes I have read the article on this site on ventilation and how more is better and always put more than you think you need, etc. But I'm wondering if this is crossing the line into TOO MUCH ventilation????
The coop is going to be 4x8. And 4 foot high walls, plus the roof so maybe 6 feet tall at it's tallest
Edited by KDOGG331 - 4/17/16 at 12:02am