1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    1. When they redid the house windows here, they left the storm windows on. DH says we don't need them... so he removed the ones in the bathroom. Could I use these as windows for the barn? Do you think they'd work? They have screens and the winter glass panel... Just trying to reduce, reuse and recycle here. [​IMG]

    2. I found this little 'bench' near the old fire pit in the woods. What could I use it for chicken wise? Any ideas?
    For size reference, Kieran is 40" tall, 40lbs, 3 yrs old. I'd say the bench is 8-10 inches tall?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Not sure on the windows, but that bench would be perfect to put the waterer or food up higher - I put mine on a pallet to prevent my girls from kicking shavings and such into the water.

    Edit to add: The cute little boy can be used to collect eggs, and to pet chickens - that will be really handy! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Reuse the windows, but remember that the screens are designed to keep out bugs, not coons/oppossums etc... so you can use the windows for letting in light and ventilation, but should put up something stronger to keep unwanteds out.
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I was thinking the little boy should be used for kissing, cuddling, and basic squishing.....as for the bench, I would paint it in primary colors and put it in said squishable kid's bedroom...but that is just me...that is one really cute bench. A great find!!! But using it to raise the waterers is a good idea too. [​IMG]

    I would say that the windows will be fine since they have the glass still in them.
  5. raizin

    raizin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Oregon
    My Coop
    windows will work great. if you want to racoon proof them then just staple a heavy wire mesh over the opening portion of the window on the outside. then nothing can get through.
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Cute kid! Cute bench! Lucky mom! [​IMG]
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    The windows will work perfect,and the bench will be a base for chick nursury.
    I have 85% of old lumber in my chicken coop and no one can tell if I don't say it.
    good luck:)
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Yeah, Keej likes to climb everything and loves his picture taken even more... so that's why he's there. [​IMG]
    I thought I'd use the bench for the waterer, but was hoping someone else had a better idea for it.
    I think I'll use the storm windows for the backside of the barn. There's only 2 small windows across from each other and a giant hole cut into the back wall where a window should be. If I cut out some more, I can add a few ventilation windows. DH plans to insulate and plywood it this weekend, I'm told.
  9. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    The windows should be fine. I would suggest that you put up some 1/4" or 1/2" hardware cloth on the inside of the windows, to help keep out predators.

    Great helper you got there!

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