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Random Thoughts About Coop Ventilation

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We are always hearing about good ventilation in coops. What never seems to be mentioned is the fact that the ammonia fumes produced in the manure is heavier than air. Which means the fumes hang just above the floor. So, it might not hurt to install ventilation near the floor of the coop, as well as higher up. Breathing fumes is not good for any animals or humans. Happy chickens are productive chickens.
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Should always have ventilation at the top and bottom of the coop.
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Would you add ventilation on both sides top and bottom? I Ask because I am still planning my coop also
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My coop just went up, I have ventilation on the top, both sides, however I do not have any on the bottom.  Any suggestions on adding this?

Kuebler Coop

three australorps and two red producers

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Kuebler Coop

three australorps and two red producers

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post #5 of 7
Kueblercoop, make their coop door of wire and you're set. I leave my chicken door open most of the time as I'm comfortable with my secure run.
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We are always hearing about good ventilation in coops. What never seems to be mentioned is the fact that the ammonia fumes produced in the manure is heavier than air. Which means the fumes hang just above the floor. So, it might not hurt to install ventilation near the floor of the coop, as well as higher up. Breathing fumes is not good for any animals or humans. Happy chickens are productive chickens.

 

Yes, ventilation at floor/chicken level is a good idea.  Was incorporated in the 100+ yr old Wood's coop design, shown below.

 

 

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What a beautiful coop! Love it.
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