Temps INSIDE the Coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jvp0719, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jvp0719

    jvp0719 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a remote thermometer inside my coop. I have noticed that the outside temp could be a comfortable 80 degrees but inside my coop it would be 100. My hens are not laying yet, much too young, but I am thinking ahead to next summer. If it is too hot inside the coop where the nesting boxes are, will they not lay in the boxes or worse, not lay at all? I would prefer to figure this out now and not wait until next year. Any thoughts?
     
  2. denardo

    denardo Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a couple box fans in the windows.hope that helps
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you need to add ventillation at the roofline. Does your coop have windows?
     
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