Worried about chickens during winter - is this coop sufficient?


Chicken Juggler!
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9 Years
Nov 27, 2012
SW Michigan
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and notice a bit of snow getting through the open slats but want to ensure proper ventilation. I know keeping it dry inside is important.
Not a good sign.......'good' ventilation doesn't allow snow inside.

That top house isn't shown in the pic but is basically the same as the brown one
Ummm, I'm seeing 2 brown coops, so yeah.....
Can you post some more pictures? Pictures closer to the coop, and also of the inside, as you can manage it.

northern Michigan
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The Frosted Flake
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13 Years
Jul 26, 2008
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
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Nothing wrong with chickens sleeping on the ground/floor/ in the bedding.... as long as the bedding is clean and dry.

I do worry about the ventilation in your set-up being inadequate.

In a walk-in chicken coop, a little snow blowing in with swirling wind is fine. But in a tiny coop, it is more of a problem, since it is incredibly difficult to make wind free areas, but still have lots of ventilation.

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