Ventilation for 8x16 coop with 20 chickens.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by xSlingsho66, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. xSlingsho66

    xSlingsho66 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2011
    Will 4 24x24 windows provide enough ventilation, or do i need to start putting slots in the walls, im worried about the winter, Im from Iowa and it gets below 0 very often. The coop is designed where there is really not much options for vents that will not provide drafts, MAY be able to get 6 sq feet MAX of draft free slots, anything else would definatly hit the roosts. Basically Im asking for a rough number of how many square feet of ventillation ill need DURING THE WINTER and another number for summer. (im less worried about the summer, I can always remove the people door and put on a hardware cloth/frame door which would gain 30 sq feet of ventillation.
  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Do a search for open air poultry will find a couple of threads and an online link. The book is 100 years old and discusses the need for fresh air, even in the harshest winters..
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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