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Help figure out my ventilation issue! (please!)

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I bought a lovely, large chicken coop for my baby chicks second hand from the feed store. I KNOW that I need more ventilation and plan to do it. I thought I would have you AMAZING people help me to identify what to do and where to do it. I’ve attached the pictures of my coop. Everything we do, we will do with hand tools and we are not too terrible handy though we can follow directions.

 

The promised coop pictures. The only ventilation is in the windows (picture 1). I plan on putting windows in the door (picture 2) and on the back (not pictured). Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

 

 

~Kim 

April 18 chick birthday! Brought them home on 4/21/2016.

2 Rhode Island Reds (Isla and Rhody), 2 Buff Orpingtons (no names yet), 2 Barred Rocks (no names yet), 2 Easter Eggers (Freckles and Chipmunk). 

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~Kim 

April 18 chick birthday! Brought them home on 4/21/2016.

2 Rhode Island Reds (Isla and Rhody), 2 Buff Orpingtons (no names yet), 2 Barred Rocks (no names yet), 2 Easter Eggers (Freckles and Chipmunk). 

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Yes you need more ventilation. How many birds?

Shoot for 1 sq. ft. per bird.

Just get the saw out and cut holes. Then tack hardware cloth to the openings. Then trim it out by tacking some appropriate sized lumber to the edges.

NPIP 43-813

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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This might sound a little odd, but what I would do if I owned this coop is to take a drill for making a door handle cut and just cut out circles right below the trim on the roof, and cover it with hardware cloth.  

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