Coop ventilation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by markopolo2001, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. markopolo2001

    markopolo2001 New Egg

    Feb 11, 2013
    Atchison, Kansas
    I'm in the process of turning part of an existing shed in to a 4'x8' coop for about 4 chickens. There is a 32"x15" window on one wall and an 8" round vent in the roof. will that be enough ventilation?
  2. rachlore

    rachlore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2012
    Southern US
    I personally don't think so. I would add some mesh wire on the side or maybe more windows. It's good that you added the vent in the roof, that's helpful. If you have free range chickens then i think it will be fine...
  3. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    It may get pretty hot in there during the warm months. You could add a few pop doors or even leave the door open to a secured run. I would add awnings over openings to keep out rain. The more vents with the ability to close them off the better. This way you can tweek air flows and air direction as needed.

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