My chicken coop is kept in a big shed I have brought should i put a vent on the side wall

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  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hard to answer that without more details -- but too little ventilation is always a bad thing, in any climate. Maybe better safe than sorry.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Judy. Can you give us a little more insight and details?
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    A picture of your shed would be great. But yes, natural light and ventilation are needed.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too much ventilation is better than too little. You can always make insulated panels to close off some vents - when(if) they are not needed. Make sure venting is backed by hardware cloth so no predators can squeeze inside the coop.
     
  6. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the coop which is inside the shed now in the day they come out and have all off the garden to thersehttps://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/6580759/width/200/height/


    Exuse the condition it was painted today but don't have a pick yet
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I can't get your link to work. But yes, you are going to need venting no matter where you keep these birds. 1 square foot of vent space per bird in the ceiling or eaves.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

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