AC for chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joli, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Joli

    Joli New Egg

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    We have a new chicken coop. Size is 5 X 5 X 10. We live in Texas and its very hot.
    We would like to install an air conditioning unit for the coop.
    Does anyone have a recommendation as to the make as model that would be good for the coop?
     
  2. bluesuedepoultry

    bluesuedepoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    You can get the 5000 btu at walmart for around 100 bucks. Lots of different models, I dont think it would matter as you probably wouldnt use it but three months out of the year.
     
  3. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that small of sq feet you can get the smallest one possible.
     
  4. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem with A/C in a barn or coop is, unless you have good insulation condensation can build up and a mold problem can occur. Make sure the area around the unit stays dry.
     
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  5. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I completely disagree.

    The complete lack of insulation, and house wrap means the structure so non-airtight that condensation problems will not occur. no mosture = no mold.
     
  6. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The extreme cold of the a/c unit combined with the heat will cause condenstion on surfaces near the source. Like I said, just make sure the area around the unit stays dry.
    It also depends on how humid your area is. We have 60%-80% humidity. Condensation is a problem here.
     
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  7. mcostas

    mcostas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't it just make it harder on the chickens later?
     

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