Winterizing The Coop Questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lizardboy55, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Fellow Poultry Lovers,

    It's that time of year here in Northern New Jersey to start planing coop winterizing. I have everything figured out. I just have one question. I'm putting Husky 10 ft. x 25 ft. Clear 3.5 mil Polyethylene Sheeting on the run to keep the wind out. My question is how many inches of space should I leave open to keep proper air circulation in their run? Also, should the gap be on the top or bottom of the run?

    Thank You,
    ~Matthew
     
  2. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 6-8 inch gap all around the top of my 8'x12' covered run. Open at top means no icy air blowing in at bird level. The 6 or so inches was enough ventilation but was still protected enough by the eaves that snow didn't blow in too much (except during last year's blizzards).
     

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