Thanks, I'll try it out.
another thing: I saw in a few videos/description that people have a narrowing piece at the end so the chicken don't pull the feed out.
I thought about somethin like this.
How narrow should the end opening be? I guess something like 3" is ok (I was thinking about doing...
Unfortunately that is unfeasible, as the outher wall is thicker (insulated), and thus I do not want to cut to many openings inside.
The inside divider is thin, and I wanted to have an opening where I can take out the eggs from the storage compartment.
I am at the moment planing my first chicken coop.
I am planning on using an old insulated reefer trailer (approx 7m x 2,4m ~22' x 7').
I am also planning on putting in a wall so I have a storage area.
I plan to make the pvc-tube feeder refillable from the storage compartment so I do...
Yes, I am aware of that recommendation, unfortunately that is for passive ventilation, and thus useless for active ventilation planning purposes (passive ventilation: area, active ventilation:volume).
I found recommendation for 0.1 cubic feet of air flow per minute per pound of body weight of...
Oh, yes that is clear. I am aware that ventilation is important, I will add a humidity sensor that controls the ventilation. Bot for sizing purposes I would need a rough rule of thumb how much ventilation per chicken (ft^3/chicken/hour or whatever unit is prefered).
I mean something like that but in a shorter version. The one that does not "sit" on the truck, but is pulled behind? (not sure what the correct english term is, if I search for reefer trailer I only find the long version)
It is insulated, so there should not be condensation with normal amount...
Two things first:
I had another thread here, however I feel that the new questions are very different and warrant a new thread. If you see that differently I want to apologize in advance.
Second, english is not my native language, so if I make something not clear enough (or use wrong...
Because the "yard" where the chicken would be does not belong to me. I just have the temporary (min 1 year, most proabably 5-10years) permission to use it.
So if the owner wants to use the property for something else I need to move. But it is not a daily or even yearly occurence.
If we are talking about aluminium trailers -- would a used refrigerated trailer with an added active ventilation be an option? That would be already insulated, and comparatively cheap used.
I know, that has wheels, but that idea just came up...
driving with something like the picture above even on a small stretch of (public) road.
I do not want to move it around all the time, it should just be movable if I have to move to another location for whatever reason.