Thank you for the response. The kids know that after they touch/help with the chickens they need to wash their hands, but that being said, I didn’t even think about the dust. I was going to do deep beddingHello, welcome to BYC. I seem to have missed this thread yesterday.
Is the playhouse still used by small children? If so, you'll need to be extremely diligent about sanitation and handwashing because the chicken poop dust will get on everything.
Yes, there is a lot of scaremongering about Salmonella and Campylobacter, but they *do* exist and our beloved backyard chickens *can* transmit them to our families, especially young children who put everything in their mouths.
No. Cutting circular holes with even a good-sized hole saw adds square inches when what you need is square feet.
Top-hinged windows/vent covers over openings covered in hardware cloth are better because they act as their own awnings and can be adjusted to suit the current conditions.
I agree that under the slide is a good place for a vent.
I will look to put a vent in beneath the slide. I’m assuming that I should place it high up near their roof line? Any vent that you would recommend?
I’m also going to look to move the hinges on the side window to the top. That window will be within the run which will be running parallel to the slide. I am looking to put an angled roof on the run to help with snow.
I’m debating if I should try to do the same with the one next to the slide as well, but I like that it offers a lot of airflow opening more like a door.