drafts vs ventilation

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tdgill, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Air, like some people, takes the path of least resistance.
    Broken windows, open hay chutes, manure gutter
    openings, open doors, and all those cracks in the wall
    provide equal-opportunity inlets for the air. These
    “unplanned” inlets generally produce “dead air spots”,
    drafts, uneven temperature and humidity levels
    throughout the barn, and undesirable air quality. All
    these poor air flow characteristics can be improved
    through the installation of “planned” inlets. At the
    same time, those old “unplanned” inlets need to be
    blocked (broken windows fixed, cracks sealed) or
    managed better (doors closed). Designed and
    installed properly, inlets provide
    fresh air evenly throughout the room
    without causing drafts.

    http://www.abe.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/g/G92.pdf
     
  2. clucky2

    clucky2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the clarification. I've wondered if our coop's ventilation wasn't actually drafty!
     

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