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My New Coop---One Concern

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by trishok8, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. trishok8

    trishok8 Songster

    Feb 18, 2008
    Hi all, I'm new here and hoping for a little advice. I'm in the process of having a coop and outside pen built and I'm worried about not having enough enough AIR in the summer.

    I have the 6x8 coop divided into a 2 sections
    1 side for dry storage
    1 side for the chickens

    It has an outside door and a window that does not open

    When you come into the coop you come from the outside into the dry storage area.

    The coop has a wooden half wall with a door and above the half wall is chicken wire to the ceiling, this is the area for the girls to live.

    My question is: if in the hot days of the summer will this be enough air for them at night???

    I can still make changes and would appreciate your imput and comments.

    Last edited: Feb 18, 2008
  2. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    It sounds to me as if there is no way to get a nice cross breeze through the coop. because there is only ventilation from the open door? Because I understand that the half wall is inside the building?

    There should be two openings for air to flow through. You can cut a vent opposite from the door, and cover it with hardware cloth, for another opening.
  3. trishok8

    trishok8 Songster

    Feb 18, 2008
    Thanks Laura--you did assume correctly about the half wall too----another couple of windows it is.

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