Winterizing The Coop Questions

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

  1. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    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,
  2. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2014
    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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