Outside Temps and Ventilation

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by llombardo, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I keep seeing that as long as the coop is dry and draft free fully feathered babies should be ok. I also see that the vent should be open. Wouldn't that vent being open cause a draft? There is also a side window that is lower for what I assume is for warmer weather to get a breeze.

    So does the vent stay open or not, when they are babies and it's not exactly warm?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    More info. What size coop? Pics? Age of chicks? How many?

    For reference, my chicks are brooded in a grow out coop. Ceiling level vents open all the time. During the day, windows or doors are open and they have access to the lower level 8 x 12' run after the age of 2 - 3 weeks. Temps are 20's at night, 40 - 50 during day during first few weeks. By the time they are weaned from MHP at 4 - 5 weeks, the temps vary from low 30's to high of mid 70's.
     
  3. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    This is the coop. The window is straight ahead if looking at the coop. The vent is on the left side, closer to roof. There are 4 chicks. They won't be going out for another 3 weeks(when the run is done). They will be 6 or 7 weeks old.

    So the vent near the ceiling won't cause a draft?


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