Re: tips for hot weather?
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:42 am
Might be a good idea for light sleeper humans though, thanks Ellen!
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The 2 fans is a good idea. That will be great for my larger coop. The small fan is for my small coop on the porch. The fan will blow air over a small bowl on the wall with ice cubes. Automatic air conditioning, heeehee. And I'm fortunate to have 6 double outlets around the house. In the dead of winter or summer, all I need is a 50 ft heavy duty extension cord to reach my furthest coop. I think I'll combine the cooling / heating fans with the mesh hole covered pop-hole doors close to the roof. Thanks for the extra ideas.chrismahon wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:37 amGood idea Ellen, but we have lots of coops a way from the nearest electrical point and wiring them up will be difficult. Trouble here is the temperature doesn't drop much after the sun goes down and it has hit 39C several times here this year. We've noticed that the pent roof coops, fitted with mesh pop-hole doors, ventilate naturally with the cold air coming in at the bottom and the hot leaving from the top vent. The apex roof coops however get heat building up inside the roof which can't escape because the vents are too low. We intend to add vents at the top of the apex and also fit a secure inner mesh access door to one end- opposite to the perch. We have no Orpingtons now, so overheating isn't the huge problem it was.
You may be perhaps be better fitting two fans, so one pushes air in at one end and the other pulls air out at the other?