Ventilation question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PaPa Charlie, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. PaPa Charlie

    PaPa Charlie Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2012
    I am going to work on building a two foot by two foot ventilation "chute" that will go through the suspended ceiling, (my coop is a room in my shed), and connect to a roof vent. I have an attic vent fan that has not been used that I will use inside the chute. I am wondering if it would be possible to connect a de-humidifier switch to this fan. There will need to be some sort of sensor to detect humidity. Would this be worth the trouble?

    I also see the need for a couple of two x two foot vents to let fresh air in. Should the vent(s) be located low in the room or high in the room?


    Sweet corn Charlie
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    All you need is a large enough opening near the top of the coop (figure one sq ft per chicken.) The humidity will go out on its own as long as the outside air is less humid, and the air will exchange at the vent without another opening in the coop. If you live in a cold climate, a lower opening can create a draft on the chickens.

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