There are plenty of things to consider when it comes to keeping chickens happy and comfortable. There’s food, water, and of course shelter. Regarding shelter, you’ll want to make sure that your poultry houses and chicken coops are conducive to promoting growth and egg-laying characteristics of the chicken, and to achieve this requires a few other things like proper ventilation.
A common problem regarding air flow and ventilation is controlling the entry of breezes and drafts. Many poultry raisers often resort to buying poultry curtains from their preferred poultry equipment supplier to combat these dilemma.
Some flock owners often resort to using thick tarpaulins to keep cold drafts out of the chicken coop. Tarps are ideal for such purposes since they are made from thick and heavy materials. The fabric they are made from are closed-knit with little to no holes for air to pass through. This is especially true with waterproof tarpaulins. The problem with this is that although they are great for keeping drafts out, they also restrict proper air flow and ventilation by keeping fresh air from coming in and letting the stale air out.
During the warmer days, flock owners will switch to mesh type poultry curtains which can be bought from most stores that sell poultry supplies in Australia. These types of poultry curtains are great because they let air flow freely in and out of the chicken coop. Some mesh curtains have very small holes to prevent insects from entering as well. In terms of ventilation and keeping bugs out, these mesh type poultry curtains are certainly worth considering.
It would be ideal to find one curtain that will be able to both keep drafts out and let fresh breeze in. Although there are curtains which are designed that way, some poultry raisers may have trouble finding one. In that case, the best option would be to switch from thick tarps and wire mesh curtains depending on the weather or climate. It may sound like a lot of work but it will all be worth it.
If you are looking for high quality poultry curtains or products like dam liners, truck tarps and others, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at our telephone line at 1300 059 003. You can also leave a message in our contact page and one of our experts will respond the soonest. We also have a range of other poultry supplies including fan covers, thermal blinds, brooder curtains and others.