By Backyard Homestead HQ
When it's summer and hot and your chickens are panting and spreading their wings in the coop, the coop roof is too hot to touch without getting burned and you're worried about the heat, it's normal to wonder: how can we keep the chicken coop cool in the summer?
Make sure windows are lined with hardware cloth or some other predator-proof fencing along the inside.
Check and/or adjust the coop’s insulation
You may want to opt for a roof that reflects rather than retains heat unless you need that roof for cold winters.
Just make sure your chickens don’t try to inspect it too closely – keep it in an area they can’t get to.
Keep the attached run floor insulated and cool
Ready to help keep your chickens and their coop cool enough to survive even a crazy hot summer? Let’s skip the part where the chickens are panting and spreading out their wings to stay cool in their coop. And let’s make sure the coop are summer-proofed.