Aircon for the chooks


Air con for the chooks

It gets hot here in Oz in Summer, so I thought I’d give the girls a little treat.

They like sitting under the rain tank next to the chook run on hotter days, so I helped them out by placing a fan under their house that would blow cool, moist air through their run.

It’s a very simple job, just a 12V box fan salvaged from a wrecked computer wired straight to a spare 5W panel that we had lying around. No need for regulators or switches, it runs when the sun is shining.

It’s really an evaporative cooler because it draws air through the cool, moist air under the tank, cooling it just like our house airconditioners.

Simple and effective…I’m to lazy to do anything else!

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