ideas to prepare for summer heat

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by smallflock, May 14, 2008.

  1. smallflock

    smallflock New Egg

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    Ok, so the chicken tractor we just built is pretty cool...but I'm concerned that this summer the coop part- which is about 3.5 ft over top of the run area, will heat up too much this summer.
    It's 7 ft long and 3 ft wide at the base, tapering up to a roof.
    Has a nesting box at each end and some roosts
    Made from pine
    Should I put in some venting? or maybe a small fan?
    You may need more info to help me out...
    thanks!
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    You definately need some ventilation in the coop.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Ventilation is a must...a small fan would not hurt to help pull air through the coop to cool it down. If it can be placed partially in the shade that could help keep it cool.
     

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