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Just curious...how many of you have air-conditioned coops????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wischickenlover, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. wischickenlover

    wischickenlover Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    Ladysmith, WI
    We had a discussion on this topic earlier...and I just have to know just how many of you spoil your ladies in that fashion?
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    Here in Maine....I dont think there is a need for AC! Now a heater maybe...I am insulating my coop with 1/2 blue board and plan on giving them a heated water dish along with a heat lamp and I am also going to line their whole coop outside with bales to keep their floor warm along with 5" or more of shavings.

    As for our summers..they have two screened in windows..and somtimes I cover them up at night when it dips below 50-60 degrees.

    Did I mention that i LOVE Maine?![​IMG]
  3. No need here in Florida. We make the "coops" of chicken wire on three sides with a solid back, good roof and lattice work on each end to keep out rain. The important thing is to locate them in a relatively shady spot with access to some sun. The air blows through and they stay plenty cool. They have a courtyard in front of their pens and we let them all out into that during the day with their coop door open in case of rain. We've had some pretty hot days and I've never seen them panting at all. I think the direct sun is the biggest culprit for heat issues.
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Air conditioned coops?! I've never even heard of that!! [​IMG]
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Air conditioned coop? We don't even have air conditioning in the house. .... as I sit here with the temp literally at 101 degrees outside!! I'm sweating on the keyboard. Thank goodness it's dry heat - we seldom have high humidity.
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    no ac just a fan that has a temp sensor so it goes off at night when it cools off. they like it they fight over who gets to sit directly under it.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Hey Chirpy, you must be in the cooler part of Colorado. It's 104 here today. Just added vits & electrolytes to the chooks water. Have a fan in 2 of the coops and let the other two coops out to free range in the shade. This has got to let up or I'll start losing girls. I have insulated coops so I hope that helps some.
  8. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    fans in coops here...

    our chooks are spoiled as it is.
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    There's only one small window unit inside our house... and my husband's the only one that uses it when he sleeps his 6 hrs during the day. I've got a fan in my kitchen window, but other than that, we just marinate in the heat. I'll stick a small fan in the barn to keep the air circulating, but NO WAY IN HECK would I put a/c in a chicken coop. That's crazy. [​IMG]
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    LoneCowboy - yes, it's soo much cooler out here on the plains. I may just have to go put a jacket on! [​IMG]

    We are fortunate that we've had a great strong breeze all day today which has helped. I put a large tarp over the top of the run for the chickens and goats also. I also like to spray the run down with cold water... the chickens love to scratch around and dirt/mud bathe in that damp ground.

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