closing windows??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    At what temps do you close up your coop?? We have two windows that have been open (and a fan in one that I run when it's above 85*) since, we got them, mid July! The windows are on each end wall--so there is free movement of air...

    My coop is 10' (door wall)x7' (window walls), the roost is even with the windows but not directly in front of them....

    So, do you close your windows and open them each day, do you wait until it's really cold and leave them shut.. I am in NC--- Thanks.
     
  2. ga*chick*

    ga*chick* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temp? When I have to turn my heat on at night to stay warm, chickens get closed up tight.
     
  3. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    I only close off free flow of air from the sides that would cause a potential draft that could make them ill. For instance, we had windy wet conditions that the girls were huddled in the corner of the coop to avoid. I closed the windows on a couple of sides to eliminate drafts leaving one full wall open and they settled right down and got comfortable. The strong, wet, draft was the issue.

    On another thread, this subject was discussed at length. 40 degrees was a pretty good number that they felt was necessary before closed them up at all and many left it open well below freezing, as long as it is free of drafts.
     
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks--I meant to post this on the coop board...not the feeding board..
     

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