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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueseal, Jan 30, 2009.
is that enough for ventilation or do i need more. the roof is gambrel syle.
Definitely more, if you want to stock at 'usual' chicken densities, like 4 sq ft per chicken, and have good air quality.
Also btw you'll want to insulate the underside of the roof if it's metal, or you will get condensation problems.
Quote:Perhaps a fan in one of the ventilation vents would help... (that's what I did cuz I only have two windows and two vents) guess it depends upon the # of chickens you put in there.
Post a pic... we love those.
yeah, I know people say that. However, only industrial or ag type fans are designed for high-dust conditions, which a coop PROFOUNDLY is. Household or bathroom fans tend to pack it in and/or become fire hazards in fairly short order, and IMHO are a really bad idea for a coop. Also it is way easier and cheaper to chop a couple holes in the side of the coop than to buy a fan, wire it in, etc etc
No offense meant, but I'd really really recommend not using any sort of fan (except maybe for just a day or two at a time if you get a super hot spell in summer),
This is what I did, front and back, it works very well:>) This spring I have to put some trim peices on there and i am going to add hinged covers so I can close it on especially cold days, (like below -30C) but all in all it is great.
Good idea! I dont think you would have any problems with the shed "sweating"