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  1. wamtazlady

    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    For winter water I use an 11 gallon tote with lid, horizontal nipples, and a stock tank deicer. Keeps my water thawed for as cold as it has gotten here. To use this kind of system you have to have access to electricity. I have an outdoor outlet that is not far away. I have never used...
  2. wamtazlady

    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    I am not quite sure what you are asking here, but I will try to answer. Some people who insulate their coop think they have to close all the vents in winter to "hold in the heat." A chicken can get frostbite at 32 degrees in a closed up humid coop. In other words, closing up the vents can...
  3. wamtazlady

    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    I am not sure if this was mentioned in this thread at all. Remember this. A DRY CHICKEN IS A WARM CHICKEN. Do not forget this. A chicken keeps itself warm if you give it an area that will make the chicken keep warm. The area needs to be well ventilated so humidity does not build up. It...
  4. wamtazlady

    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    Whether you have enough vents depends on how many chickens you are keeping in that coop. As I said earlier, it is suggested that you have 1 square foot of vent area that is never closed for every chicken. Measuring your vents and considering the number of birds you have should give you an idea...
  5. wamtazlady

    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    If mold grows inside your coop then you have an issue with the basic design of the coop. Ideally you should have 1 square foot of vent that is never closed for each chicken. That should prevent any moisture build up in the coop and prevent any mold. You need to vent the moisture a chicken...
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