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Ventilation Suggestions Please

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I know I need to add some holes up top, but which side would be best? Midwest area, so warm summers, cold winters.

Left side (faces east)



Inside:


Right side just has pop door, back is solid right now.

Thanks!
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Which direction do most of your prevailing winter winds come from (in my area they come from the northwest)???  Place the ventilation on the opposite wall(s) so that icy winter winds don't blow in.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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We live in the Midwest, the ventilation opening is high on the east side. There is a window on the north & south sides, walki-in door on west. During the winter we close the north window but leave the south window cracked.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
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I'd open up the eaves both on the low and high sides, cover with HC of course.

Then put a big vent up high on the run side as it will be protected from all weather there.

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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