Coop Windows

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jaku, May 27, 2008.

  1. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Does anyone have photos of their coop windows? I'm looking for some ideas. I'm probably going with hardware cloth for a "screen," and plexiglass. I saw all of the threads about windows, but not many photos. Also, I like the idea of a sliding piece of plexiglass, but how do you trim that out so that the plexiglass slides but still remains somewhat tight to the coop wall?
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Here is a pic of my coop window................ It's a window out of a house. And yes it got cracked during intallation. [​IMG]

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  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I don't have a picture, but in my coop at the old house I used an old aluminum storm window. It was so easy to instal, I just cut the hole to size and screwed it on. On the outside you can put hardware cloth and a frame around out of wood, and the window will slide up on the inside.
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    We bought some nice vintage wood framed windows. No pics yet-they're not in.
  5. sBrickmanHouse

    sBrickmanHouse Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Our windows are salvaged from friends who had their wooden double hungs replaced.

    We used two matching ones on each short side of the coop, and hinged them on top. We used a smaller single one on the front, hinged on the side. We stapled hardware cloth and screening on the inside of all of them, and they really do a nice job of providing ventilation for our small coop:


  6. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Quote:WOW Great coop and run! Love it
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    My window is going in tomorrow but it's just a small piece of plexiglass (we are making a frame to go around it so it opens) and it's easy to make. I can take a picture of it when were done installing it. It will be doubled too I believe. We also have a plexiglass window in the door for added light. That does not open.
  8. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Here are our windows...

    The Playhouse Coop has two windows that are 19" high x 17" wide. They are lined with 1/4" hardware cloth and covered with clear greenhouse plastic for cold/inclement weather. Will be adding aluminum screening this year, for more bug/fly control.


    Our Post Brooder Coop has a 15" high x 17" wide plexiglass window, that is removable also, and held in place by fourmirror hangers on 3 sides. Inside of the window is covered with aluminum screen and half inch hardware cloth.


    Hope this is some help!

  9. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    we have tons of windows in our coop. All (but the one in the door) are home made out of glass shelving. The link to our coop thread is in my signature line, or you can look at our coop page..we also have vents covered with mesh wire on both sides of the coop that open or close and a fan mounted to circulate air.




    hope this helps a little
  10. MSP

    MSP In the Brooder

    May 1, 2008
    No picture because I am in the middle of building my coop and am about to start framing so I have been frantically trying to come up with a window solution.

    I will take pictures of my windows if they come out OK!

    I hope I don't regret it but I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some picture frames at 50% off (unfinished natural wood), some thin plexi glass and some 1/4 square dowels. The biggest one cost about $10 complete w plexi and dowels. I am planning on making the frames look like windows by gluing the dowels onto the frames and plexi. I will ruff in my framing to fit the frames and add stops to the inside if the framing and then mount the frames flush to the out side of the coop and put on hinges. I will put in hardware cloth on the inside so the frames are just to let in light when closed and keep cold out.

    If it all falls apart I guess I can always put in a heavier plexi glass but right now the budget for this coop is getting out of control. If your budget will allow I did find some windows, real windows for sale on ebay for a good price but you have to add shipping and I am putting in 9 windows so too pricey for me.

    The link to the for sale windows

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