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Coop Ventilation

VENTILATION IS ESSENTIAL WHEN BUYING A CHICKEN COOP 

Adequate ventilation is essential for the health of your chicken's.  Just as we do not like being too hot and stuffy through the summer months chickens are just the same.  They need lots of fresh air and oxegen as the amonia fumes can build up to toxic levels.  A chicken coop with plenty of air movement and sufficient ventilation will help remove the amonia build up and dampness that may grow inside it's walls.

All Pet Pad Chicken Coops have ventilation holes, grills, windows or vents.  You should position your chicken coop so the vents are facing south or east.  This will enable proper air flow whilst protecting your chickens from cold drafts.

Through the summer months you could plant tall shrubs and plants around the exterior of the chicken coop to help with shading and cooling through the hot days.  Ensure that the plants do not cover the ventilation areas.

Through the winter months ventilation is still important but you will need to ensure that your chickens are draft free, have access to quality food and fresh water. If at all possible do not place your chicken coop on concrete, if it has to be placed on concrete you will need to lay down a thick bed of straw or shavings to keep the chickens from frostbite.