To cover in siding or wire for venting?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by johnniecourtney, May 4, 2009.

  1. johnniecourtney

    johnniecourtney Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Sequim, WA
    The triangle above the window in the coop right now has nothing covering it. I'm wondering if we should cover it in the OSB or just wire for ventilation? For vents, there's also that window that we're going to put wire over and open in warm weather, and we were also going to add another vent/window above the nest box.

    Is it better to have it sheeted for warmth? Or wired for ventilation?



    Courtney [​IMG]
  2. Peeplperson

    Peeplperson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Great coop!! I'm wondering the same thing. My run/coop is totally contained, but my 'coop contractor - indulging husband' left a 5" open space over the coop within the run. I'm thinking it needs to have some of the 1/2 welded wire JUST IN CASE. Maybe it's a Mom thing?
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I would make it for ventilation, but at the same time be able to open it and close it tight if I have to if winter get real cold.
    Like a lid of a Box.

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