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humblehillsfarm

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Just repeating what I’ve read , one sf per bird
I just did the math on that advice. I have a 200 sq foot coop and 17 birds. Since soffit has holes in it, the true gap for air l, I believe, would be between the space between the roof trusses and the framing, which is about 2”. The roof is 20’ long and 10’ wide so that would be I believe 100 sqft of air. With my winters, regardless of bird count, I would really hesitate to do anymore venting. I am learning a lot as I go though, both in terms of building and in terms of chicken coops.
 
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aart

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I just did the math on that advice. I have a 200 sq foot coop and 17 birds. Since soffit has holes in it, the true gap for air l, I believe, would be between the space between the roof trusses and the framing, which is about 2”. The roof is 20’ long and 10’ wide so that would be I believe 100 sqft of air. With my winters, regardless of bird count, I would really hesitate to do anymore venting. I am learning a lot as I go though, both in terms of building and in terms of chicken coops.
Spaces between rafters should 3.5" high, the actual size of a 2x4.
Put a fascia on end of rafters and cover with HC.
Do the same at high edge of roof.
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More pics on my coop page:
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You can always stuff holes with furnace filter if too much air, or snow, flows.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ventilation-baffling.75434/
 

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