Hot Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BaileyJean, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is only April and it has already reached 80 degrees. We built a new coop this winter, it has plenty of ventilation and space. The coop is next to a tree line, so it is mostly shaded. It is getting really hot in the coop during the day. I have been freezing water and putting it in the cages to keep the chickens cool. What can I do to keep the coop cool during the day that is more permanent than frozen water bottles? We were wondering about a solar fan or something? We do not have electricity available to our coop. Any ideas?
     
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    A solar fan to pull out the hot air will probably help. Adding insulation will also help.
     
  3. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my chickens frozen fruit and vegetables to cool them off. I put ice cubes in their water and they love it.
     
  4. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let vines grow over it. do you have a cross breeze?
     
  5. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the frozen veggie idea :)
    There is a cross breeze, but in the dead of summer we do not have any breeze.
    Does anyone have any recommendations on a solar powered window fan?
     

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