Ok, we are building our coop and I have a few questions on ventilation... We live in Southeastern NC and have hot & humid summers. As you can see from the pics below, our metal roof will be raised about 3 1/2" to provide ventilation from the top; we are going to put a door within a door on the front and back openings with hardware cloth so they can be propped open; we are going to cover the top opening in the front with wire and cut an opening in the side above the chicken door. Do y'all think that's adequate or do we need to cut holes on either side of the doors for vents? Suggestions appreciated
Also, our chicks are 1 1/2 weeks old, I thought I'd be okay with the whole chickens in the house thing, but I'm really not
...I can deal with it for a few more weeks I guess... So, my question is, in my climate ( 70's & 80's during the day and 50's & 60's at night, and getting warmer) when would it be appropriate to put them in the coop?