I made more ventilation in my coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HudsonValleyGirl, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. HudsonValleyGirl

    HudsonValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been doing some research on BYC and in chicken magazines. After doing some reading, I noticed that there was hardly if not no ventilation in my coop. So today I took a circular bit attachment and I made 2 holes on each side where the roof peeks. My dad is coming over with his staple gun and we are going to put some hardwire cloth before the day is done. I think they will feel much better.
     
  2. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    everyone says on here you cant have too much ventilation in the winter esp, im keeping that in mind!
     
  3. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    I just had my husband make two more huge windows on our coop (on the north and south sides) b/c it has been so horrendously hot.

    This ventilation page was a huge help to me in understanding why ventilation is important (and why a few little holes are of no use. Go big!): https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION
     
  4. HudsonValleyGirl

    HudsonValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    These holes are big. My coop is small
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
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    mine too. how many chickens do you have? that also matters. but with a small coop that should work great.
     

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