to hot in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by okie16, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. okie16

    okie16 In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2008
    Central Oklahoma
    I was wondering about it getting to hot in the coop this summer. Should I make vent holes that could be covered during the winter?

    I'm affraid that when the temps get up into the high 90's this summer it will be to hot.
  2. hb

    hb In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2007
    SF Bay Area, California
    Yes, I think, no, I know, now, that ventilation is extremely important during all of our seasons. I know that there's alot of info regarding this on this site, so please keep on looking for what you need.

    I saw one coop that had a hole bored in the bottom and then another one bored in the top to get the circulation going, yet it minimized the "drafty" conditions that most chickens are suseptible to....

    Good Luck!
  3. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    Yes. Make ventilation, regardless how you do it. The birds can die from overheating. A friend of mine mentioned that she lost a hen last year this way.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes put air vents in the a widow or 2 for cross ventalation.if you havent already gone so far you cant put the windows in.

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