Winterizing coop help.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickMom5711, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. ChickMom5711

    ChickMom5711 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of 20 in a converted section of our old barn that is 10x25. It is chicken wire on 3 sides. They roost about 3 .5 feet off the ground. We are getting some early cold temperatures here in Georgia, lows in the 30s, and I wanted to know if I need to get the coops sides stapled up with tarps today? What is too cold? Or is it more wind that is dangerous? Can anyone help with some advice?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The cold temps won't bother them. What they need is a well ventilated coop, so that the humidity and ammonia from their breath and poop can exit readily. It is a good to avoid wind or draft on their roost area, though. I put up a sheet of plastic on part of one wall to shield the roost area, but the coop itself is quite open air, and we occasionally get into the 20's.

    Ventilation is likely not a problem in a coop like that, though, due to the size of the area. If you never see condensation, you are problably OK.
     

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