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Coop ventilation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kyerosechicks, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. kyerosechicks

    kyerosechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the best way to add ventilation to an already existing coop without causing drafts? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We cut a rectangle (maybe 6" x 18") through the wall near the roof and covered it with hardware cloth. We also added windows. This was an existing shed.
     
  3. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What coop? Lots of options, depending on what you have.

    Can you share a picture?
     
  4. kyerosechicks

    kyerosechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes here are some shots .... we are going to put it up on legs off the ground and the sides open for lots of ventilation but when we close the coop for the night there is no air flow.... we have wet cold winters so I don't want it too drafty..... we are also going to paint and put on a roof
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It's tiny, and short. Dimensions? Birds will need at least four sq. ft. in the coop, or more, each. Ventilation is a huge priority in any season! You could hardware cloth the south facing wall, and add large openings in the walls at the roof peaks. It might work for a few bantams. A walk-in larger coop is much more user friendly! Mary
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a solid run roof, leaving one side open all year would work too. Mary
     

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