converting large dog house into silkie coop

usalbrechts

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
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I am converting a large dog house (one that was made for 2 black Labs to fit into at the same time) into a coop for my 4 silkie hens. The only problem I can see right now is that dog houses have no windows. Once I put a door on the front opening and close it up, it would be very dark in there. I am planning on adding vents near the roof. Does anyone have any suggestions on what kind of window I could use on a dog house?? I do need one right??? I can't imagine them being totally in the dark and liking it!! Thanks for the input.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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I've got my silkies in a run with a dog house for shelter. If yours are going to have a run to be able to get ouside they probably don't need a window.
 

usalbrechts

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
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south east MI
Katy, Do you have a door to close them in at night to protect them from predators, or is your run super secure so that you don't have to have a door on the dog house coop?
Here I will have to have them shut up in the coop at night for their safty. During the day they will be in the run area.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
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Jun 29, 2007
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My run is as secure as humanly possible
and I feel good about their safety. I do have a door that I can shut during the winter months, but they still have outdoor access during the day.
 

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