Do I need more windows?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimz1, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop is almost done. It only has windows on 1 side. Do you think I need more?


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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are great for windows. Make sure you leave room up high for adequate ventilation. Looks great!
     
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    Yay Chicks! :

    I think you are great for windows. Make sure you leave room up high for adequate ventilation. Looks great!

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  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Not for light.

    You probably do need a fair bit more ventilation, but it usually works better to have purpose-made ventilation openings (not fancy prefab grille things from the store, just openings you secure hardwarecloth over), especially up atop the walls under the overhang, between the rafters (tho I can see you worked hard to custom-cut your sheathing to cover that [​IMG]) and/or at the top of the stud walls just below the top plate of the wall.

    Good luck, have fun,

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  5. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to put vents in just below the rafters. I was thinking 2 vents per side,about 4" high by 2' long. I am going to make covers on hinges on the inside so I can open and close them whenever I need to.
     

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