Opinions needed on ventilation/restricting access inside shed coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wynette, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    You know, I'm unsure whether he believes me or not. I did not witness the usual eye roll, so either he truly did believe me...or he's just used to the silly things I say!
     
  2. countrychix

    countrychix Songster

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    Also, I need feedback on adding ventilation. The last owner did add ridge vent; however, they then tarpapered over the top of it [​IMG]

    Personally, I would remove the tarpaper and properly shingle the cap. It's hard to tell from your picture but it looks like you have the type of ridge vent that just gets shingled over. It's an easy fix and if you don't think you have the knowledge or skills most lumber yards are willing to instruct you on how to do it or try looking for a video on-line. I would add more vents elsewhere also, but the ridge is where I'd start, heat goes up and it will get very hot.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    I've got a properly installed ridge vent in another coop of mine, and truth be told, I don't notice any difference from that coop to another of the same size without the ridge vent. I was really disappointed in that. But, I guess every little bit DOES help as far as ventilation. Thanks for the tip - it's a good idea, and yeppers, I've roofed many a roof before so it would be an easy job.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Quote:I'm roofing now on my new coop. Put the plywood up yesterday. Not an easy feat for me as I'm terrified of heights. Not a fan of ladders either.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Oh, goodness - be careful, Kelly!!!
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Flaps. On the inside, hinged. With a stick hanging down (like off a screw eye) to let you manipulate them without a ladder. No biggie [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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