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Automatic vent

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

  1. davidr

    davidr Songster

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    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.

    Thanx,

    David
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

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    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

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    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,

    Pat
     

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