Coop Windows with pics! New use for cheap cookware lids

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4CrazyEggs, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. 4CrazyEggs

    4CrazyEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am just starting on this Chicken expedition and have built a coop from ideas and info from this site. I had no natural light in the coop so my wife and I came up with this idea. We bought tempered glass lids from skillets and a crock pot from a thrift store and attached them to the coop for windows. The handles unscrew then I used a bolt/screw with a metal washer on top of a rubber one. They seem to be working well. I attached an inside 1"x2" and attached a bolt/screw to hold them in place. I then used clear caulking on the outside to waterproof. Check it out! I thought I would throw it out there to help with ideas or get some feedback.
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    Nestbox Access door with large oblong lid
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    Front portals from small skillets
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    Inside view
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  2. MonsterMom

    MonsterMom Out Of The Brooder

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    So clever! I love it!
     
  3. no roosters

    no roosters Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool idea, they look like they should be windows on a space ship or submarine.
     
  4. 4CrazyEggs

    4CrazyEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, we have called it the chicken submarine! Ha Ha Ha
     
  5. 4CrazyEggs

    4CrazyEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    For extra nighttime light we charge a solar landscape light in the yard during the day then we place in a holder in the coop at night. It looks funny seeing it lit up with the windows.
     
  6. SmallFarmChick

    SmallFarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the coop

    Got to post a pic of that!!!
     
  7. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea!
     

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