Ventilation

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lereg15, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I trying to figure out how I plan on building my coop, and think I'm going to do it with pallets. The coop will be under my sun room, on the porch, so I can use the existing walls and the railing as well. When I stack the pallets up on the two open sides, I have about a 14-18" gap around the top of the coop. To make it more aesthetically pleasing on the outside, I plan on using my left over siding that was put on my house.

    My question is, could I just mesh over the gap on the top and use that as a source of ventilation? Have checked out quiet a few designs on here, but haven't seen this done yet, for whatever reason. I will make it to where I can close it up in the winter months, but while it's nice out I was thinking it would be an option. Any ideas?
     
  2. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just use hardwire cloth (preferred) or chicken wire on those areas so they stay open for ventilation
     
  3. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice, but why doesn't anybody else seem to do that? I have chicken wire, but heard from others the predators may be able to get in it, so I plan on getting hard wire with about 1/2 mesh for it. I plan on having about 4 smaller windows in it as well.
     

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