Well ventilated, but draft free?


10 Years
Mar 22, 2009
What does this mean? How do you ventilate something well but eliminate drafts when it's an outdoor critter house? I see this over and over in everything I read, but it makes absolutely no sense to me. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
See my "Big Ol' Ventilation Page" (link in .sig below) for probably more than you really care to know about the topic

But, readers' digest version of the answer to your specific question: the point is to have an area (including the roost) with no strong air currents in cold weather. Anything else -- breezes elsewhere e.g. at the doorway of the coop, or breezes in warm area -- is not a problematic draft.

Good luck, have fun,

I suggest you do some research on coop design and see what good ventilation looks like. I know it's sounds harsh but if your like me a picture is worth a thousand words. You can find books at the public library or the book store. Look at them all, cuz you'll learn alot more than can be said to one posting here.

To subscribe to Back Yard Poultry mag. it's worth the 15 -20 a year.

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