Help! Coop ventilation in winter questions

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  1. jbrajdich

    jbrajdich Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    New to the forum and having a lot of problems trying to figure out the right way to ventilate a coop during the winter. I have a small flock in my coop which has 2 functioning windows, but no vents or fans in it. I live in northern Wisconsin and I understand there is a need to prevent frostbite here, but need to understand what I need to have or install to achieve this. I seem to have been receiving a lot of contrardictory recommendations.
    Thank you!!
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    RodNTN has already given you a link to an answer.

    I don't have to deal with the cold in your location - but use adjustable wooden window covers to block prevailing winds and have multiple high in the coop ventilation holes.

    You can judge enough or not by whether you smell the ammonia in their droppings - if there's a smell, then not enough ventilation.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Great link from RodNTN. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
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  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! You received a great link from RodNTN, though I have to say, you'll always get different opinions on how things should be done, you have to find what works for you! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  10. jbrajdich

    jbrajdich Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for your help! :). After reading the article from Rob, I'm thinking some passive ventilation at the top of the coop to get out some of that moist warm air would be good.. maybe a few roof vents added in. Any thoughts on that?
     

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