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Window/ Ventilation Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GAGE, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. GAGE

    GAGE Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I am designing our 8x8 coop, how many windows do I need? On the front, I hope to have a door with partial glass, a window next to it as well as the chicken door below it, and am thinking a window on the right wall and the left wall. All three of these windows will be the kind that you can open/have ventilation and not just look through. Do I need one on the back wall as well?
    I want to put my next boxes on either the right or left wall so I can collect the eggs from the outside, and read where they like to be in a darker area...I do not know about this yet.

    Thank you again!
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think 2 - 3 walls of windows is plenty...lol. I love having windows [​IMG] They are doubly great if you're in an area that gets winters. For that purpose, it's nice to have one on the east and west walls. My two windows face east and south, so I still build a lot of heat up in there on winter days. I have a glass door too, and have to put either a mini blind or full curtain in there during the summer, because it lets too much sun/heat in - but it's great for winter months. Along those same lines, do you have ventilation other than the windows?? I would still want permanent ventilation up high on the walls. That way you can shut windows during winter months, but still have ventilation that doesn't allow drafts on your birds.
    My nest boxes sit directly across from one of my windows, and my girls have never had any issues with laying anywhere but in the nests. However, if you have a wall that would offer a little less light, most would say that is best. Good luck! [​IMG]

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