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Humidity vs. Ventilation Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by teach1rusl, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If the humidity in my coop consistantly stays below 40%, and there are never any odors (other than when a birds drops a bomb right next to me while I'm sitting there), can I safely assume that my winter ventilation is adequate for my size coop/number of chickens??? I know humidity and ventilation are linked, but can they be totally separate issues too??? Thanks!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Providing that your "nose test" for odors consists of bending down to chicken level when you *first enter the coop in the morning* (i.e after it's been shut up for a good long while) and inhaling deeply, possibly while turning over a deep chunk of litter, I would say yes, if there's no condensation/humidity and no ammonia smell you're fine [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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