Is this enough ventilation?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Richard Pryor, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 8x16 coop. 4 windows (19"x27") and didn't cover the soffits. I will use hardware cloth up there.

    Central Oregon weather. High Desert. Dry. It gets pretty cold during winter. And we get snow (60+" this year... normally between 25-30"). Most nights are cold (not rare to get frost in June). 30-40 degree change from day-night is not uncommon. During summer we get a few weeks where it gets to 100+, but at night it drops 20-30 degrees.

    Chickens will be in their 50'x50' run all day and sleep in the coop. I'll probably have around 40 chickens.

     
  2. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Door & 2-window side faces west.
     
  3. Rob Tof

    Rob Tof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to chickens But I put A vent At the top of My gable to let otut the heat in summer.
    Iplan to block it in winter with foam
     
  4. MamaChick74

    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that looks great! You will have some happy chickens for sure!
     
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