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Is this enough ventilation?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LobsterPouch, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. LobsterPouch

    LobsterPouch Just Hatched

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    After deciding to build a chicken coop for my first time(with no plans) I have finished and only after I finished did I remember I needed a good amount of ventilation, however I'm hoping that the way I built the roof there will be enough. If not could you guys provide suggestions on where I could add some?[​IMG]
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not enough.

    Shoot for 1 sq. ft. per bird.

    I made the same mistake with a build. I put on a ridge vent, 2 small vents near the base of one wall (2" by 4') and 2 small windows. I put a hygrometer in there and the humidity inside was 20% higher humidity inside than out. I immediately cut the 2 windows much bigger from stud to stud.

    Also, you want some natural light for your birds in the morning and for it to be inviting as nightfall approaches, not a dark black box.

    Just get your circular saw, jigsaw or sawzall out and cut a couple big windows on the east wall.
    That will bring in the morning sun.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  3. LobsterPouch

    LobsterPouch Just Hatched

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    Alright thank you, I will try at doing that. I may also try and put some vents on the top of the back/front walls. Really don't want my first chicks getting sick.
     
  4. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this pic off Google, hope this helps.
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