I am brand new to the forum, hoping to get our first chickens next spring. We are about to have a pole barn built for us, half of which will be a medium-sized chicken coop, with a small open, but covered area adjoining it. The enclosed coop area will be about 13 ft. X 11 ft inside dimensions. I plant to put two windows in the outer walls and I would like to use a couple of nice windows from a salvage yard, if they will work. The are Hurd casement windows, about 21" X 40". They are much better built windows than the vinyl sliders I was planning to get, for a little less cost, but they do have wood interiors (and aluminum clad exteriors). Is wood a really bad idea? We are in an arid climate, and I will have additional venting in the coop up high, but wasn't sure about the wood. Also, I'm not sure, if there is a way to put hardware cloth on this type of window, since it has to open out, unlike a slider. and you have to be able to reach the handle and lock from the inside. Finally, if I bought new windows instead, I was planning on 48"X24" up fairly high on the wall. I was wondering if I dared mount a casement window as an awning type, assuming I can work out predator protection. Any thoughts on this window choice?