It is my understanding that chickens need good ventilation more than warmth. If this is a winter plan to keep the greenhouse warm I think the amount of ventilation you would need for the chickens would work against the warmth you need for you vegetables.
An alternative way to integrate chickens with greenhouses is to have them close together so that it is easy to transfer manure and compost from chicken coop to greenhouse. As it breaks down it releases warmth and CO2 - both of which are great for plants.
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posted 6 years ago
Having had neither chickens nor a greenhouse before, I know im no expert. i dont know how much actual airflow the chickens would need compared to the amount of heat they would produce.
perhaps incorporating a secondary vent bipassing the greenhouse for the worst of winter?
Kim Annon. wrote:Having had neither chickens nor a greenhouse before, I know im no expert.
Don't even think about it if you haven't had either one. I put a ton of effort into designing a coop before I had chickens & in hindsight it wasn't worth it - except that it convinced my husband to let me have chickens.
Chickens don't really need warmth if that was the reason for going underground - they need light to lay eggs. See this thread.
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