How much ventilation is needed?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Robin'sBrood, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Our 4 chickens are full size now and have outgrown their plastic dog house coop. We have a very large wood dog house that we're getting ready to convert into a coop. As it is now, if we put a door on it there will be no open holes for ventilation. How much do we need to provide for chickens who will be in the coop only at night while they sleep? Are a couple of small holes (covered with wire) at the top on the front and back sides enough? TIA!
     
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:"small holes" is relative, but I'd say that what you're probably thinking of should be adequate.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    With only a small number of birds you should be fine. You can buy little plugs for drilled holes that have screening on them, and they make vents that are screened and can be closed...it's worth a visit to the hardware store, lot of fun to see what might work. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Wow, thank you. Never knew that page existed. We've got work to do! :|
     
  6. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome!
     

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