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#31 2010-02-07 12:45:58

tamatik
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Re: windows in your coop

I had a freind who was dismantling an old camper trailer.. he gave me the windows and they are now installed in my coop..no need for great carpentry skills..I didnt build headers just cut the plywood away and installed the windows.. studs are still intact

cheers Gord

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#32 2010-02-07 15:02:21

klorinth
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Re: windows in your coop

I you are looking for materials at a cheaper price you can go to places like this:  http://www.salvagesupermarket.com/Produ … c/home.asp

You just need to know what you are looking for and look closely at what they are selling you. Some of this stuff has been exposed to the weather for a while and may not be worth the money they ask.


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#33 2010-07-31 11:53:29

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Re: windows in your coop

We're almost at the stage where we'll be putting a window in, and I think I want to put a hardware cloth window in, with wooden shutters on the outside.  My thought is to have the shutters open most of the time and just to close them at night to keep beasties out.  It will be about 18" square.  Does anyone see a problem with this?  The coop is 3.5' x6.5 ' for 3 hens...

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#34 2010-09-15 15:52:22

LynneP
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Re: windows in your coop

We're starting a second coop in our red barn and decided to put in two windows for the natural light.  We were lucky and got one free, one on sale- just shed windows.

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#35 2012-03-21 13:13:31

pluckylady
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From: Central Alberta Sylvan Lake
Registered: 2012-01-24
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Re: windows in your coop

klorinth wrote:

I avoided the whole question by building an entire sun room on the front of the coop. Gives them an entire area to eat, drink, scratch, perch and do whatever else they want no matter what the weather. They spend every moment in there right now as long as there is light. When the sun goes down they just walk into the coop and go to sleep. The nest boxes are also in the coop.

Even on our -35 days they are in there. Seems to work really well during the winter. Also allows them to be "outside" on the rainy and windy days. I do still need to finish a couple details so that it does not over heat in the summer though. Lots of time to do that in the spring. :P

Super idea!


I live outside of Sylvan Lake. I'm the mom to some beautiful Orps, Blues,Blacks Lavenders and Splash, a pair of Sicillian Buttercups, one Light Sussex baby, a blue Polish and finally 6 Lakenvelders,  4 dogs, 3 horses and too many cats. Im with AARCS for rescue dogs. Hobbies: Mounted Shooting and Rodeo Photography(which means I'll be very busy in the next few months).... And that's all folks! :)

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#36 2012-03-21 13:20:04

pluckylady
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Re: windows in your coop

ChickieBooBoo wrote:

We are building a coop this winter and have decided not to put windows in. They will always be allowed outside, even in the winter. (except when its blowing snow) that way they can get natural light. We are going to have a fan in the ceiling for ventilation and lights on timers in the winter. Does anybody see a problem with this? I have never built a chicken coop

Windows are a must! You can board them up in the winter if you must. Then use a timer for artificial light. Yes I'd say put windows in.


I live outside of Sylvan Lake. I'm the mom to some beautiful Orps, Blues,Blacks Lavenders and Splash, a pair of Sicillian Buttercups, one Light Sussex baby, a blue Polish and finally 6 Lakenvelders,  4 dogs, 3 horses and too many cats. Im with AARCS for rescue dogs. Hobbies: Mounted Shooting and Rodeo Photography(which means I'll be very busy in the next few months).... And that's all folks! :)

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