Would this Vent work for my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RlgNorth, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8x8 8ft tall on one end 6ft on other end. Husband wanted a good slop so the snow will fall off easier.
    It is not quite finished we still have alot to do but this is what we got done this weekend it is nothing fancy but will provide nice warm shelter for them just wish I could paint it but will have to wait till spring. So far I am happy with it just can't wait for it to be done. PLus poor ladies needed some place as you can see winter is coming quick up here!

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    I will probly need more then one huh? if this dont work can someone show me vents you used for your coops?
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2009
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    That looks great-I'm envious of the huge run you've got for you chickens. Mine is only 25x8 and I wish it was bigger, it is fine for what I've got but, yours....man! [​IMG]
     
  3. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks it is even bigger you just can't see the other half. We have soo much room we desided to give the chickens plenty of room hehe.
     
  4. Chantay

    Chantay Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Nice looking flock too [​IMG]
     
  6. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you planning to do for ventilation? mine is similar, but needs more vents.
     
  7. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked my husband about ventilation and he just looked at me funny (like I said our first coop) we figured since it gets to -30 or colder during the winter months we would try and insulate and caulk the heck out of it so we dont have to heat it unless needed. we will have the chicken door open during the days with a towl over it.

    do I really need to have ventilation? I doubt the coop will be air tight.Sorry if stupid questions.
     
  8. Kieyamama

    Kieyamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not at all a stupid question. It's good that you ask. Yes, you definitely need ventilation. Ask patandchickens. [​IMG]
     
  9. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
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  10. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my coop, very similar to yours, needs more ventilation because the ammonia smells gets quite bad at times. So, far I have 5 heater type vents, but I think that i need to put more in more or maybe a window.
     

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