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  1. JaimeRoxMySox

    JaimeRoxMySox Out Of The Brooder

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    What would you guys recommend for vent size? My coop is 4'L x 3 1/2'W x 5' H and I plan on placing 2 vents on opposite sides on the coop. I'm in new england with long harsh snowy cold winters. I had 2 vents last winter that were only 2 inches by 4 inches and that wasn't enough to keep it from getting wet during the nights when it got cold. I'll have about 12 bantam chickens this winter so what would you recommend? I want them warm and dry this winter! Thank you for your suggestions :)
     
  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    what does your coop look like
     
  3. JaimeRoxMySox

    JaimeRoxMySox Out Of The Brooder

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    A square with pitched roof. I should get pictures tomorrow. It'd probably help!
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    yeah i'm not good with picturing things in my head
     
  5. JaimeRoxMySox

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    Okay so this isnt the sexiest coop in the world. I've never built anything in my life and I was using pallets I had to take apart. I'm working on the roof right now. I'd like the 2 triangles above the doors, the 1 in the front and the one in the back to be where I place the vents. The triangles are 1 foot high. I'm not sure if I should leave them completely open as is with a screen or close it to a smaller size. I don't want all the heat escaping but I don't want any condensation either. I'll be insulting the inside of the coop with bubble wrap.
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  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    you could put a screen in and make it like a door so on rainy or cold days you can close it and on nice days you can leave it open its the best of both worlds [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] good job by the way
     
  7. Bobby Basham

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    I am not a builder and know that this is a work in progress, but that long center beam needs to have support underneath at each end, otherwise, it wouldn't take much weight for the roof to collapse. I like the pallet idea, though, very resourceful. --BB

    Bobby Basham
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