Dark and Good ventilation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickst, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. chickst

    chickst Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2011
    I'm looking for suggestions to keep the coop dark but having good ventilation at the same time. We tried to make the coop dark, but at the same time we found the ventilation isn't as good and our girls are probably not happy about it. Any suggestion would be really appreciated!

    Our house and neighbors are next to each other. We really need to keep our girls quiet in the early morning. Reading the forum and found keeping the coop dark is the best way to avoid the morning calls/egg songs?
  2. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    W. Georgia
    well you will need some vents.. I'd try to keep the vents near the back of the coop, IT's what I'd do

    but as far as dark? Make plywood shutters that will close and cover the window so you can just close it at night and keep it dark... then open it in the morning when your ready.
  3. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Maybe an air-conditioner? [​IMG]
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made my coop light, the girls have to see...but also have good ventilation.[​IMG]

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