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hi, its mid winter at the moment and after covering up my coops open windows the inside of my coop is still quite breezy and one of my silkies seem to have caught a cold, are there any products i could use to seal cracks or any ways of heating up my coop that i could purchase???

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How breezy and how cold?

Ventilation is much more important than heat...check out the article linked in my signature on Ventilation.

As long as the birds feathers are not ruffled(literally) while on the roost some air movement is good.

 

If your bird has a respiratory illness

.....which are caused by bacteria or virus, not 'breezy' coops......

an antibiotic might be in order.

 

Illnesses can be more readily spread in a coop that does not have good ventilation.

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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How breezy and how cold?

Ventilation is much more important than heat...check out the article linked in my signature on Ventilation.

As long as the birds feathers are not ruffled(literally) while on the roost some air movement is good.

 

If your bird has a respiratory illness

.....which are caused by bacteria or virus, not 'breezy' coops......

an antibiotic might be in order.

 

Illnesses can be more readily spread in a coop that does not have good ventilation.

shes been sneezing often which is why i thought it was a cold not respiratory related, as for how cold... it gets to around 3 degrees celsius minimum at nights but from trying to look after the sick one we realized a few  of the chooks were shivering

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