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Ventilation question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by azcook, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. azcook

    azcook Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our coop so far we will add another layer of pallets for the height
    Our plan is to close the gaps like this [​IMG] and doing the top ventilation like posted probably only a foot of ventilation... Should I add windows? The chickens free range most of the time so I will be able to leave the top door open during the day... This is the plans for the door... [​IMG] there will also be a small door going out into the run that will provide a little ventilation also.
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would put hardware cloth over that large top space in the second picture, for ventilation. Depends where you live, really.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto....does azcook mean Arizona?
     
  4. azcook

    azcook Out Of The Brooder

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    I live ok oklahoma
     
  5. 910derrick

    910derrick New Egg

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    Nice coop. I'm worried about my ventalation as well. How about rain is it ok if the rain gets inside ? I have a very small coop . Made out of pallets and mold crates all free stuff . And my vents are going to be threw the roof at an angle .Pictures coming soon .all 100% free hand . I'm new to the chicken world but I have to say I'm super excited .
     
  6. azcook

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    Rain getting in is a concern but I don't plan on on extending the roof in the front to go over the run so it will just be able to come in on the sides so unless the wind is blowing like crazy I don't think it will be an issue.. If it is I guess I will have to biluild a flap to cover the sides?
     
  7. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an open-air coop, and any rain that does get in, is no big deal. I have hardwarecloth over all the window openings. That blocks most of the rain, the floor will get damp, but if you have a properly ventilated coop, it will dry out quickly. At least, that is what I have found with my coop.
     
  8. Judy

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