Keeping cool.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kyleigh, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in California, so the heat has already rolled in :he
    I just put my 4 week olds in the coop today. They cant go in the run yet because the bantams are still small enough to squeeze through the fencing. I have three diffent vents in the coop and will be putting in one of those... "spinning things":confused: on the roof soon. Anyway the coop can still get pretty hot when the sun is out. What ideas do you have on keeping it cool and ventilated.

    P.S I don't have any ways to hook up a fan.

    Here's the flock of three. More on there way in May :lol:
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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Photos of your coop will help us suggest how to improve conditions.....this will allow us to know the size and location of the vents already in place.
     
  3. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get pictures tomorrow as this darn weather decided to go from heat to rain [​IMG] I can try to explain what I have for the ventilation. I have six ~2" holes on the top of the coop, in the from and back. There is also a small rectangle mesh holes on either side of the coop(doesn't do a whole lot). Tomorrow I will also be putting a window in front of the roosts.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can you prop up the pop door and block it with smaller mesh for now?

    Sounds like you'll need to increase the ventilation as much as possible....will wait for pics.
    Meanwhile, click the link in my signature to an excellent article on Ventilation, reading that may give you some ideas too.
     

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