I guess it's because when I grew up, there was no air conditioning in the house for years. Dad would put the box fan in the bedroom window at night to help cool things down. When we did leap into the world of cool air, we depended on window units, the noisy buggers.
Anyway, fans serve many purposes around here.
Cooling off donkeys and helping to keep the nasty nasty biting flies at bay is pretty important.
For that purpose we use an old metal box fan.
For the record, I am oh so partial to metal fans.
I try to aim the air right at the hay rack so as they eat, they feel the benefits.
Because Rick insulated the chicken coop, and it has cross ventilation, the heat does not build up too badly for the girls.
insulation on 3 walls
But, because I like to feel fan air blowing on me, I assume the chickens feel the same way, right?
So they have their own fan too.
And at night I've started putting it in the coop window. Like father, like daughter.
Sadly the chicken fan is plastic and the small one sitting in the dining room, primarily for the dogs is plastic.
I can't show you my favorite fan. A brushed copper tall floor fan that sits in the doorway of the sunroom, directed into the living room. If I took a picture of that fan, you'd see the mess behind it, and that just won't do.
Sometimes I have a fan or two going in the house even when the AC is on. I just need my fans.