Ventilation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can i have a vent under a window it will be below the roosts or I can put it above nest boxes the rest of the vents will be near the
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    Cheers Phil
     
  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you live in a cold climate, i.e. snowy, then you want to make sure the wind does not blow on the chickens. If it never gets below freezing much, then its not as much of an issue. Working windows are the best, so you can control the amount of ventilation based on the weather. I have two 30x50 windows on opposite sides of the coop, but away from where the chickens nest. In the summer, I keep the windows mostly open all the way. In the winter, they are 1/4 to 1/2 open.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Why would you need a vent under a window when the window is usually a source of ventilation?

    Ventilation is highly subjective in relation to climate, coop size/shape, and even site microclimate.
    Your question needs to be accompanied by more information, as usual.
    Do you have pics of coop or coop plans?

    This thread has some good info.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048597/ventilated-but-free-of-drafts
     
  4. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a fixed Window
    Cheers Phil
     

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