Pics of my coop, is this enough ventilation?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PennyM, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. PennyM

    PennyM Crowing

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    IMG_5058.JPG IMG_5059.JPG IMG_5060.JPG IMG_5061.JPG IMG_5063.JPG IMG_5064.JPG IMG_5065.JPG IMG_5066.JPG The first picture is the front of the coop and faces south. We keep the girls' door open all the time. The human door and the two window stay open unless it is cold in the evening, which it has the last three nights. There are two long open areas on the east, north and west sides and a window each on the north and south sides. The 5th pic shows the east vents in relation to the nesting boxes. The 6th shows the small window on the north side closed and the next pic shows the roosts in relation to the west side vents. Last pic shows the south side with the larger window (closed) and the chicken door (open) in relation to the roosts. Is this adequate ventilation, do I need to do any more? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Windows can be left open year-round. The roosts are positioned so that no wind would be blowing directly on the birds. The whole coop is sheltered enough that you don't have to worry about rain blowing in.
     
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  3. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    As long as there is a good cross breeze to keep clean air coming in through the coop it should be fine. By looking at the pictures it looks pretty good on ventilation.
     
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  4. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    By the way, is that a rooster on the side of the coop in the second picture?:)
     
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  5. PennyM

    PennyM Crowing

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    Lol yes, it's the only rooster we're allowed to have!
     
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  6. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Tolbunt Queen

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    Doesn't it matter how many birds you have with ventilation? I did not noticed that listed anywhere.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    Looks pretty good to me.
    Some pics from farther back showing the whole coop/run during the day would help.
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I close off my West and North vents during winter...it all depends on location and exactly your winter conditions...I'm in Alberta, Canada....Brrrrrrr!
     
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  9. Molpet

    Molpet Free Ranging

    usually 1 sqft per bird
     
  10. PennyM

    PennyM Crowing

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    We have five chickens, six is our max.
     

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