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coop door in winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nagelefam, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. nagelefam

    nagelefam New Egg

    Oct 16, 2013
    I am wondering if we can leave our coop door open during the winter day and night or should it be kept closed since a lot of wind will get in? I have read that you can hang a towel over the door that the chickens will learn to push through, anyone tried this?
  2. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    I think it depends where you live and on your own philosophy. personally I have a door that I close in evenings to keep the chickens safe but also warm in winter. they do not like drafts. I think towel would work but then there is the whole safety issue. if chicken can get out predator can get in
  3. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    I leave a whole wall open, no problem.


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