Chicken extrackter fan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken1328, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am a small chicken keeper and just wondering if a small extractor fan would be ok in my coop
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    For extra ventilation?
    Welcome to BYC
     
  3. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Don't see why not. How many birds? How big a coop?
     
  5. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is abought 1.7m long by 1.2 and there are 2 chickens
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Well you probably don't need it, as long as there's some venting going on. But I thinks it's a good idea for a bigger flock or a poorly vented coop.... I might try it in my next coop build thanks for the inspiration.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yes, fans are good to use. Just make sure that the chickens can't get near it and hurt themselves.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's true - fans + chickens should be kept apart. - or more than feathers will be flying. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Extractor fans are like bathroom fans, there is a cover. Very chicken friendly.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If you have a lot of heat, they are great. If you are only looking to move air, a floor fan will work too. And yes, make sure any fan you use can not be accessed by any chicken. :)
     

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