building a chicken coop 24' x 300'

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken charles, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. chicken charles

    chicken charles New Egg

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    Hello all, i would like some information on the amount of ventilation fans that will be required to add suffient ventilation for 2000 chickens. Location Benton Harbor Michigan........any and all information will be greatly appreaciated.

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  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Wow, that's a big coop and a lot of chickens! I would make the 300' side so the upper walls are hinged where it meets the roof so it can be opened so in good weather you have an open air barn. You would have solid walls for the first 4 feet, and then the upper 4 feet swings open. You would need to have the upper section fenced in with hardware wire to keep other animals out of the barn.

    Check local laws on having that many chickens. I know in CT, if you have over 200 birds, you are subject to state inspections, and over 3000 puts you in USDA regulations.
     
  3. chicken charles

    chicken charles New Egg

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    I will strongly consider doing that at designated sections......thank you much !
     

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