Venting the coop

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

  1. ndfarmer19

    ndfarmer19 Chirping

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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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