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Ventilation Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mybrighteye, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. mybrighteye

    mybrighteye Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I purchased an assembled coop and realized that there's only two maybe one inch holes for ventilation. I live in South Texas and I'm kind of concerned about the coop getting too hot at night.

    Should I make more holes or invest in a solar panel and add a fan in there? [​IMG]
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! That's awful! I would make it a three sided shed, and build another roof over the top for shade, and generally think about hardware cloth rather than solid walls. Mary
     
  3. mybrighteye

    mybrighteye Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    This is the front, I was thinking of breaking the glass and adding hardware cloth over the squares.
     
  4. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is recommended that you have 1 square foot of ventilation per bird. Right now you have 1 square inches. Screen over the window will help but won't get you where you need to be. Depending on how the interior is framed I would cut out some triangle sections right under the gables (the pink/red color) and put HC over that.
     
  5. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't think you will need to break the glass. Is there trim holding the glass in on the backside of the door that you could pry off?

    As for adding more ventilation, if it were me I'd look into cutting a good sized vent in the wall that faces the run. It would be protected from wind and rain by the run roof. I'd also cut a trio of round holes in each of the peaks.
     
  6. mybrighteye

    mybrighteye Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll be making some ventilation holes soon they're still inside brooder for now which will give me some time to work it out. It's all so confusing lol!
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  7. mybrighteye

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    Ahh maybe one hole where the door is to let them out? I also think I'm going to do two holes like this at the peak [​IMG]
     

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