Condensation on Door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gammond, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw some condensation on the inside of the coop door. It's a frosty -1 morning. The waterer is directly below the door. Door is single paned wkth frost currently on the outside. I thought I had enough ventilation... can this be normal, even with sufficient Ventilation?[​IMG]
     
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Not really......you need to open it up more. And having the waterer directly under the window shouldn't make that much difference - if there's condensation there then there's more condensation you aren't seeing. Is there any way to get the water out of the coop? I keep mine in the run and I'm in cold northern Wyoming not too far from Yellowstone Park.
     
  3. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I could have the waterer outside, as it got to -36 for a while last year. Everything outside is dripping and soaked right now. I will keep an eye on the condensation. We also haven't installed the coop run door yet.. that could add to the ventilation.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have enough ventilation, the temp inside the coop should be about the same as the outside temp. That kind of moisture and condensation inside the coop will pose a real risk for frostbite. Open up the walls a bit more near the roof line.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I assume that's -1C?

    Can you post pics of your coop inside and out showing the venitlation?
     
  6. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Gammond

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  10. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The condensation was gone after a few hours.
     

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