so i've built a chicken coop for my grandmother and ive ran into a small issue, it would seem to me that my ventilation is inadequate i say this because the coop is anywhere from 5-15 degrees hotter inside than out depending on the day, here in utah its usually 80-100 most the summer..( drops slightly in the negatives from time to time in the winter but usually hangs in the teens or single digits) my ventilation as it stands is open eaves on the low side and high side and 2 24x24 sliding windows on each side. i was considering using a wind turbine vent thru the roof but it seems it would pull air in from the high side instead of letting it rise out of there as it is now. so i guess my main concern is: would a wind turbine still be effective in this setup or am i working against myself too much by drawing air from both ends. im posting some pictures below to give you a better idea..
its now red with white trim and the run is finished and some other polishing has been done but otherwise this is my basic setup,
any suggestions are greatly appreciated
Also forgot to ask more specifcally that i need ideas on possible/best ways to add some more intake, id really rather do whatever is most efficient to avoid cutting holes in it that i dont need to :D
The Coop is 12 long by 10 wide, slightly over 8ft on high side, and roughly 6ft on low side with an attached run of the same footprint
Edited by kshelton - 8/15/12 at 10:20pm