Anyone know where to buy this type of Coop Window hardware?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DENALI, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandmothers old coop had this type of inward tilting coop windows and i cannot find the metal plates (sides?) or plans to fab them up anywhere. I would like to incorporate this type of window into my new coop so that they can remain open even during a wind driven rain storm rather having to worry about the windows being open during a storn and soaking the inside of the coop. Thanks for any help.

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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I have no idea but I did want to comment. I love that type of window also but was given the advice (by an old timer) that the chickens will fly up and roost (day or night) on the tops and soil the windows so I chose not to use them.
     
  3. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well i would rather scrape off some poo than not be at home one time during a heck of a thunderstorm and come back to soaked stinking poo and litter (i plan to use the deep litter method) that i have to shovel out because i wasnt able to get the windows closed in time [​IMG]

    But I do have a plan to overcome it. I was planning to frame in above the window anyhow with hardware cloth so predators cant get in while open. I can just add something like the plastic pigeon spikes to it like pictured below to keep the chickens from roosting on the top.

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  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Nice!
    Perhaps you can make the window hinge and the bottom of the window open out...
    put some hardware cloth there, if they chickens do roost it won't be too bad. You could even put somekind of screening on the inside so they can't get on the ledge to roost.
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Those are some good ideas (I'm not sure I'd use the spikes though), but using something to keep them from being able to roost up there would be a great solution.

    I agree totally that having those windows would be perfect to keep rain out and your bedding from getting soaked.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I live in a house that was built in 1924. Several of our windows are similar to those in that they tip inward. Mine do so on chains, though. The ones above doors are called "transom" windows. The hardware is probably similar.

    Try searching google for "window hardware transom" yet?
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Great ideas here.

    Why not use a regular pane window, piece of plexiglas or whatever you have and just hinge it on the bottom.
    Sure you migh have to take something apart or whatever, but so what?

    I like the wire and spikes idea too.
     
  8. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lots of windows have this type of mechanism, but open outward. I've got one in my laundry room that will slide up/down as a regular window, but also out for easier cleaning.

    If the window were install backwards, it would open inward instead.

    Carla
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My windows open inward.
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking a hinge at the bottom and a chain at the top, too, if you can't find what you want.
     

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