Coop troubles

BigBlueHen53

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Well, I'm still pretty miserable. I went outside to let the quarantine ducks out since its magically 60 degrees Fahrenheit today! Well I was super dizzy and ended up shuffling across the yard in my crocs and pj pants. I was so dizzy I could barely walk in a straight line! I quickly let my ducks out and gave them a deep bowl of water to clear their nostrils and hurried/shuffled inside. I almost died in the mud but I didnt. I ended up SOMEHOW getting close to 14 hours of sleep but that just made me feel more tired.......But my fever is much lower today too so thats good. Thanks for asking!
Oh my! I'm really sorry to hear this. I hope you are under a doctor's care and get to feeling better soon! :hugs
 

picklestheduck

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Hey yall I just talked to my dad about figuring out a different coop possibility, and he said we could probably figure something out. We will look into it. Also our current coop's roof lifts. Idk if I mentioned it before but heres a picture. I try to lift it as much as possible, but its a two person job.
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3KillerBs

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Hey yall I just talked to my dad about figuring out a different coop possibility, and he said we could probably figure something out. We will look into it. Also our current coop's roof lifts. Idk if I mentioned it before but heres a picture. I try to lift it as much as possible, but its a two person job.
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If you prop it up like that permanently, fill in the gaps with hardware cloth, and make top-hinged vent covers to keep the weather out that will give you the ventilation you need. :)
 

3KillerBs

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Some nights (depending on the winter) can drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

Not with the ventilation above their heads.

We keep the chickens dry -- which requires generous ventilation at the top of the coop -- they keep themselves warm with their built-in down parkas. They're fine down to at least 0F and even below as long as they're dry and out of the wind.

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This picture is from an article on cattle barns but the principle is the same. :)

Have you read this article yet?

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/cold-weather-poultry-housing-and-care.72010/
 

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