husband just does not get the venalation thing .

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bucky52, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    [​IMG]i'am concern about venalation in my little hen house that my Dh built for me.he has been wonderfuly patient with all the projects that i have been coming up with.he says they have enough.we had a couple of cold nights and i'am pretty sure that two of my hens had some frost bite on their combs.
  2. TruGritCkn

    TruGritCkn In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2011
    MT ~3 yr ckns
    Many of the very talented contruction people I have consulted about my coop do not understand the ventilation needed in a coop.
    That is ok. They may not be looking at it from the angle of animal husbandry and animal shelter buildings. They may not have experience raising animals.

    Animals critters put out a lot of vapor when they breath and the manure puts out a lot of vapor. The animal shelter it self needs to breath to vent the vapor. I am going to increase the amount of ventilation in my coop this weekend beacuse I believe my coop needs more.

    Read more on BYC here about ventilation and maybe share it with the DH.

    good luck
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Quote:I'd just borrow some of his tools and install a few vents up near the roof and see if it changes things.
  4. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    :hmm I'll never understand how people can't imagine fresh air being better. Does he work in an office building at all? Anyone who has can tell you that completely enclosed spaces with poor ventillation and a lot of animals/people inside makes for miserable conditions.
  5. Capvin

    Capvin Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Quote:I'd just borrow some of his tools and install a few vents up near the roof and see if it changes things.

    Now I agree regarding the need for vents. I can even agree about the advisability of putting in a few extra vents near the roof. Where I leave you completly is when you advise her to "borrow" her DH's tools. That does not work here unless she need to quickly build a shelter for the new Ferrari she just bought me. Otherwise, I would prefer that no one borrow my tools.
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] my world, I own all the tools. I was just making a concession to having a husband with tools of his own. [​IMG] I know there is a system there somewhere that dictates that a woman must "borrow" her husband's things but it doesn't enter into my reality. I was just trying to use correct terminology..... [​IMG]
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Hope this photo of our barn helps. The eaves are wide open, both on the bottom and at the top, some 16' high.

  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Just give him specific instructions, don't say "it needs more ventilation" and leave it at that. It's too vague. "Sweetie, could you put a vent HERE" might work better. Your likely answer is "why" and your answer to that is "because I want it and I say so." That's really all that's needed [​IMG]
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

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    And if he says no, you can always say, "Then can I borrow your tools?" [​IMG]
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    All my wife has ever had to say is, "Honey, where's your drill?" [​IMG]

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