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Ventilation Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jennyf, May 29, 2016.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I need to add some holes up top, but which side would be best? Midwest area, so warm summers, cold winters.

    Left side (faces east)

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    Inside:
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    Right side just has pop door, back is solid right now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Which direction do most of your prevailing winter winds come from (in my area they come from the northwest)??? Place the ventilation on the opposite wall(s) so that icy winter winds don't blow in.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in the Midwest, the ventilation opening is high on the east side. There is a window on the north & south sides, walki-in door on west. During the winter we close the north window but leave the south window cracked.
     
  4. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I'd open up the eaves both on the low and high sides, cover with HC of course.
    Then put a big vent up high on the run side as it will be protected from all weather there.
     

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