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Those are excellent point and you have got me thinking.  I will have a large window, but I understand that ventilation is best placed high and low. The open window would be at roost level, which could cause a problem in the winter. I expect to keep that window closed.  So a ridge vent, I thought, would be a home run. Maybe I will scrap the ridge vent and go with a group of one or two-inch holes on both wall peaks, with hardware cloth on the interior. I will also look at those spinning ventilators for the roof. I have some time to mull over such things. Thanks for getting me thinking now, when it counts!  DF

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Those are excellent point and you have got me thinking.  I will have a large window, but I understand that ventilation is best placed high and low. The open window would be at roost level, which could cause a problem in the winter. I expect to keep that window closed.  So a ridge vent, I thought, would be a home run. Maybe I will scrap the ridge vent and go with a group of one or two-inch holes on both wall peaks, with hardware cloth on the interior. I will also look at those spinning ventilators for the roof. I have some time to mull over such things. Thanks for getting me thinking now, when it counts!  DF

I don't have chickens yet but from what I've seen from the article, it seems some holes aren't necessarily enough (though I'm sure it depends) so perhaps you could look into getting some gable vents for both ends instead? And then maybe have longer, narrow, vents running along the tops of the other 2 walls? That's what I'm now planning on doing when I hopefully get my chickens this spring, after having read that article. And then I like your window idea at roost level or some sort of vent I can close but I like the window idea as that seems the easiest to close.

Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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post #43 of 46

Does this look like enough ventilation??? Im going to board up the mesh-windows on the door so only the windows at the top of this bldg. will be open all the time.:idunno:/:hu:he

 

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post #44 of 46

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their suggestions, I love this site!:yiipchick

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Are the 2 windows enough ventilation or do I need to add more? Quick answer If you have ammonia  or condensation issues and problems with the coop being too hot YES.......If not NO.

Edited by Hokum Coco - 1/13/16 at 7:34pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #46 of 46
We have a full width 8' roof vent, front and rear on the coop, plus 4 screened windows roughly 1sqft each, plus where the people door is, we have screened off about 1/3 of it with hardware cloth. 13 teenage birds in a 64sqft blding plus run. Under the coop is an 8x8' gravel area for shade too.
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