Ventilation on gable gone badly

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Creteloc, May 14, 2018.

  1. Creteloc

    Creteloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this genius idea while building my 8x8 shed / chicken coop to cut squares in the gables on both ends for ventilation. GREEEAT idea! Until it rained all weekend and flooded the shed. Yeah, so I didn't think that through.

    So basically they are about 1 x 1 ft squares covered in hardware cloth and framed with screwed in wooden frames to hold on the hardware cloth... and apparently open to the elements heh. These suckers are about 7 feet high on the front and back of the shed.

    What do I do now? Any ideas?

    Oh, there aren't any chickens inside yet because I'm not done building the shed, but those holes are permanent.

    Instead of a window, it's a HC covered square with a matching one on the other end.

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  2. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom True BYC Addict

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    Maybe add dome kind of awning or overhang to keep the rain off. What type of material is your shed?
    @aart @jthornton
     
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  3. Dayrel

    Dayrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Creteloc

    Creteloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's wooden.
     
  5. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom True BYC Addict

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    Do you have actual pics of what was done? That might help.
     
  6. Creteloc

    Creteloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get some when I get home.
     
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  7. jthornton

    jthornton Overrun With Chickens

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    Overhangs!

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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Extend roof overhangs, all around for eave venting and to protect gable vents...
    .....and/or louvers......and/or a top hinged window, at gable and other places too.
     
  9. Chad Oftedal

    Chad Oftedal Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Perhaps these would work? You mention that your openings are 1 ft x 1 ft. It might not be too hard to retrofit these in. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Constru...uare-Gable-Vent-in-Brown-GLFC1212BR/202221343

    I use a 12"x18" sized one on one end of my 8x8 coop, and it has worked out great. Be sure to add overhangs as others have suggested if you still can. I just thought these might be easy replacements to address the cut-outs you already have, and then the overhangs would double up the protection.
     
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    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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