Best Place To Put Coop Thermometer?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by corliss, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. corliss

    corliss In the Brooder

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    I just purchased a combination thermometer/humidity gauge and am wondering if it should go at the mid-point inside the coop or higher or lower? I have venting close to the roof line on all four sides (above the roost) but would it be better to measure near the floor?
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Crowing

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    If I had one I'd probably put it at roost height.
     
  3. rungirl

    rungirl Songster

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    I just bought one too. I'm going to put it at roost height, since that's where they are at night.
     
  4. 33yardbirds

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    I have 2 one by the entry door to the coop outside and one inside at roost height out of pecking distance.
     
  5. garyat1965

    garyat1965 Hatching

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    Hi! I have a follow-up question -- I also recently purchased the same thermometer/humidity gauge and am wondering if there is a recommended range to stay within on the humidity side of the gauge. I've seen the humidity in my coop at night range from about 55% to 72%, and I have 25 standard size chickens in a 8x12 coop with 8 ft walls and ventilation at the eaves plus a roof vent. What humidity levels should I expect this winter?
     
  6. Mine's at roost height too, gives you the best idea of the temps the birds are exposed to, when quiet.
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Crowing

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    I have my gauge at roost level.

    As far as humidity goes, I have another gauge outdoors, and what I want to see is that the humidity in the coop is not any higher than the humidity outdoors.
     

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