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anyone use curtains on the windows?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sydney13, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i was thinking of adding in some cutains to the inside of the coop windows just to look pretty. does anyone have some pics of their curtains for their coop

  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I've seen one on here but can't remember the user names. They get reallll dusty. We tried it in a tractor that stayed in the front yard, but they got dirty quick and the hen kept trying to roost on the rod since they were lower (she was a bantam)
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Some people do -- there have been threads on it, try 'search' -- but it is not clear to me how many, if any, of the people who do that have had their coops in use very long.

    Curtains do get *tremendously* dusty, and every time they are disturbed the dust resuspends into the air. We're not talking bedding dust, we're talking that super-fine greasy white 'chicken dust' from their dander etc.

    I would really not suggest it.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat, with too many dust-catching objects/surfaces in the chicken bldg already, would never intentionally add *more* for just home-dec reasons [​IMG]
  4. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    The curtains might actually stay cleaner if you put them on the outside of the windows!
  5. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    I actually use Pretty Sheets to cover my laying baskets, which in return give my hens privacy in there. I do have to change the sheet once a month:( But, it's worth the fashion look.....lol
  6. kipper

    kipper Songster

    We use cardboard to keep the sun out on hot days. Not too pretty, but works like a charm.

    I love to sew and will put curtains on any window except the chicken house for all the reasons listed above. But it is tempting....[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i dont think that curtains would get too dusty in our coop because i use curtains over the nest boxes and they never get dusty. probably because we have a lot of windows in the coop.

  8. rsimpson

    rsimpson In the Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    Colfax, WI
    We put a curtain on the outside of the window. Mainly to keep the sun out so the coop doesn't get so hot inside.

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