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Automatic vent

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by davidr, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. davidr

    davidr Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    Mokena, IL
    Has anyone ever used one of those automatic foundation vents (8"x16") the kind that open at 70F and close at 40F

    I was thinkingof mounting them as air vents up at the roof line on two sides of the coop.


  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Hens need ventilation even if it is cold. Sigh I wish it were usable. I am still tweeking my light and heat needs. Jean
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm not sure you'll get much good out of it. You need ventilation when it's 40 F too, you just have to adjust it according to the wind and temperature. So you could not have those auto vent things control *all* your vents... and if you're manually adjusting some then why not all. The only real benefit I could see would be perhaps as supplemental vents in a climate where you frequently get very hot in the day but then very cold again when the sun goes down.

    Sorry, just callin' it the way I see it,


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