Draft free but well ventilated

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thespicerack, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. thespicerack

    thespicerack Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you make your coop draft free but well ventilated? I am new to this and this will be my first winter with the girls. Any good ideas?
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best way is to put the ventilation up high where, even on their roosts, the wind doesn't blow directly ON the birds. That way it will sweep away the ammonia and moisture and not chill the birds :)
     
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try this ventilation page, if it doesn't work try searching Pat ventilation. There is tons of information there if searching that. Good luck, it was a very hard to wrap my mind around this concept too. Try this information and see what you think.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION

    Also a couple of posts down from this one is "draft versus ventilation" video, with link to YouTube, it is actually a pretty cool video, the first time I've seen it, check it out. (I edited to add this).
     
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