frost on the windows

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tuffy, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

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    Just finished a new coop last week. Last night it got cold, down to 20 degrees this morning. Pleanty of ventilation in the coop, up high. There was frost on the outsides of the windows this morning. None on the inside. I'm guessing this means it was warmer on the inside and that there was enough ventilation. Water was not frozen either.
    Enough ventilation?? Thanks
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yup, that's exactly what you want! [​IMG] If there were frost on the *inside* that would mean insufficient ventilation (or a whoppin' giant temperature difference, for instance if your coop is 15 F indoors and the outdoor temperature is -15 F it will be hard to prevent some frosted windows). Frost OUTSIDE is fine [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you Pat, glad we got it right! I feel assured, coming from the expert~
     

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