Venting the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ndfarmer19, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. ndfarmer19

    ndfarmer19 Chirping

    Sep 2, 2019
    Northern North Dakota
    I was going to add some gable vents but how don you prevent snow from coming in? What other types of venting will work. I have a shed converted into a coop.
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I like ridge vents but snow renders them useless. Gable vents are good but my best asset is the largest open windows I can possibly get into a building. Vents are unnecessary when there is unrestricted air movement to and fro.
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    Most gable vents are covered with some sort of louvered cover. Snow shouldn't get into those. If you're not going with a manufactured louvered cover you can also add some sort of buffer or awning over it that's propped open to let in air but shed snow/rain.
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Pics please?
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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If you have roofed your run, then that coop wall up against the roofed run is an excellent place to put a huge vent since the run roof will protect the huge coop vent from weather.
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