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Howdy all you Chicken Knowledgeable Folks,

In the process of establishing our new chicken Coop I have discovered a concern and that has to do with air circulation and what I can use to do so.:confused:

After looking over some really great inDUSTrial fans....well they were great but they cost more than....well a lot and I'm not sure if a 1000 cfm's or gpm's or something with a 's at the end of it that would move air or circulate all the bad stuff out but may blow all my chickens out of the Coop as well. :rolleyes:

I also spent more than what I can pay for any of those inDUSTrail fans any way on my last tractor repair or my budget for the last 5 years. :eek:

Do you all have any suggestions on what I can use safely and that would move air for a 8' X 12' Coop with 24 chickens unless a Fisher Cat has had a chicken dinner. :mad:

Now I might be willing to swap ideals, right now I'm working on a self cleaning chicken Coop, kinda like a Cat litter box that removes all the stuff....you know stuck on my shoe EWW! :(
 

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If its inclosed coop I have personally used a cheap box fan from Walmart and it moved the air just fine. I mounted if on the wall pointing out with a small piece of metal to protect from rain. It will only last a year or so but they are only around 20 dollars so once a year isn't that bad. I had it running constantly.
 

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We have a roof vent fan for circulation ... It works well for us.
 

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It depends on the heat and placement of the coop I guess. I have two little windows covered with chicken wire for ventilation. You can get a passive air flow with a vent at the highest point on the coolest side and a vent at the lowest point on the warmest side. Be sure they have a good netting cover to prevent mice from seeing a "Welcome" sign!

Hubbie is an Air Flow Technician, HVAC guy.
 

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They have metal ventilation fans at Loew's and Home depot for like $15 I was impressed with the price since things are expensive in chicken land. Plan to get one for next phase of coop building. I also looked at windows, too. Amazon had the best deals on windows.
 

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Bathroom extractor fans are great just cut the round hole and fit it you can get the window kit that goes on the outside part which keeps rain out about £10 for fan and £10 for window kit from toolstation uk
 

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I was thinking about a solar powered vent fan. Northern Tool has one for around $40-50. Maybo someone has some experience with one.
 
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