Show me your coop ventilation :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hop_skip_anda_heartbeat, May 24, 2019.

  1. hop_skip_anda_heartbeat

    hop_skip_anda_heartbeat In the Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I acquired a coop and have made some adjustments to it to increase ventilation, but it still feels like I need more. Can I see pictures of your coop's ventilation for some inspiration/ideas on how mine is doing? I can post pictures of mine later--its been awfully rainy these past couple weeks!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    :ya

    Here is my pond coop:
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Was a little hard to get photos of mine. I have about 32 sq ft of ventilation NOT including doors in a 6x10 coop. All have hardware cloth sandwiched or secured with screws/fender washers.

    These vent holes are just under the roof line at the top of the coop wall, there's 40 total:
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    Ridge vent in the roof and the inside view of a gable vent:
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    I have 5 windows that stay open almost all year, plus you can see the gable vent and one of the floor vents (red) here as well:
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  4. Taj_MaChicken

    Taj_MaChicken Songster

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    We have a solar powered exhaust fan (it was about $60), then two "shed" windows, and a permanent vent above one of our gutters that is [now] covered in hardware cloth. (Our coop was in-progress in this picture)
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  5. Drunkencabbagefarms

    Drunkencabbagefarms In the Brooder

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    For our transition coop for our 4 week old flock who isn’t transitioned yet to the larger flock who free range - we put hardwire cloth covered windows on both sides to increase airflow across the coop. Living in Florida it’s crazy hot and so more air and shade the better!
     

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  6. concrete_boots

    concrete_boots Chirping

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    D9FF3460-128B-4FB5-A835-490D8EE02639.jpeg You can see in upper right of this pic..I have 2 of these 3” round pvc soffit vents on opposite walls.
    Also have a window with screen but close it at night.
     
  7. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I have two open/shut heat register vents one on front one on back. Also have a window and a roof vent. I also left some joices open.
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Ridge vent = 3.3 sq ft
    Soffit vents (area open between rafters) = 5.8 sq ft
    Gable vents = 3 sq ft
    5 windows with total area of 27 sq ft
    pop door = 0.8 sq ft
    Total ventilation area ~ 39 sq ft for 96 sq ft of chicken coop with another 32 sq of storage space/brooder room.
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    trumpeting_angel and DobieLover like this.

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