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10x14 Shed air flow

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Newchickenguy84, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    So I'm finishing up my 10x14 metal shed. I added a fan should I have it blowing air in or out?
     
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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Is the shed in the shade? Do you have a ridge vent or other high ventilation, as well as lower ventilation?

    Pictures would be helpful.
     
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  3. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    I'd have it exhaust.
     
  4. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    The fan will stay cleaner if you blow into the structure... chickens are very dusty when they are not wet.

    JT
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Have to agree with jthorton blow in
     
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  6. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

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    But you don't want to have a fan that the chickens can't get away from, blowing on them, do you?
     
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  7. TexasWineGuy

    TexasWineGuy Songster

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    You can have the fan blow on one of the roosting bars. Another bar would not have the fan. I have seen others do this, and that's what I will be doing on my new coop build.

    TWG
     
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  8. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    I have an exhaust fan in one of my coops and it works really well. It pulls clean air in from the outside and blows out, sits about 5.5-6' off the ground so it's above the roosts. It runs year round.
     
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  9. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    The thing about blowing in vs blowing out is that blowing air in creates one localized spot that creates a lot of air velocity inside the coop resulting in a lot of turbulence. Chickens don't like air blowing on them. Exhausting air draws air from the inside through every coop orifice creating a much gentler draft. I'm pretty sure that poultry houses exhaust air because that creates a more even temperature profile than blowing air in does.
     
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  10. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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