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Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

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Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

Post  plantoid on 12/10/2014, 3:58 pm

I have several friends up in the north of Scotland & in the Scottish Isles.

Most are having problems with condensation caused by the cold weather condensing the moisture given off by the chickens & wet weather just above freezing in their chicken sheds ( up to about 30 chickens per shed ) .

 Can any of you colder climes chicken growers give me any pointers you may have discovered as to reducing the condensation both in wooden or plastic coops ?
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Re: Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

Post  boffer on 12/10/2014, 4:58 pm

Temps just above freezing are still in the comfort range of most types of chickens.

I'd try for better indoor/outdoor air exchange, and better air movement throughout the coop.
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Re: Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

Post  camprn on 12/10/2014, 10:15 pm

Indeed! Ventilation, ventilation, ventilation.

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Re: Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

Post  Turan on 12/10/2014, 11:45 pm

Probably help to have big enough coops as well as good ventilation.  I usually have about 20 chickens in the winter.  My coop is 8' x 16' with a back wall of 4' and front wall of 8'.  The heat light is on the low roof end where the roosts are.  So in the night the heat is centered where the hens are all huddled together roosting and the air has room to raise and seep out above the door.  I leave the small chicken door into the chicken run always open but have built a straw  entry that goes around a corner so the wind can not blow in.

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Re: Chickens & condensation in cold weather.

Post  walshevak on 12/11/2014, 12:04 am

Don't know if this will help,  Somehow I got on their email list.

http://www.communitychickens.com/community-chickens-guide-winter/

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