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  1. spunkyfroggie

    spunkyfroggie In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2014
    Louisville Kentucky
    I was reading somewhere that you can take plastic sheeting and plastic lattice and make a window. I of course cannot find where I read it. Has anyone heard I this? Any ideas on the subject? Thanks!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    These are just my thoughts.
    The plastic sheeting won't give any ventilation and the plastic lattice probably isn't strong enough to keep a raccoon out nor the openings small enough to keep weasels and mink out.
  3. tracecom

    tracecom Songster

    Jan 16, 2010

    Here's a pic of one of the windows in my new coop. I simply cut a hole between two studs in the coop wall, nailed in two cross pieces of 2 x 4 to form the top and bottom of the opening. Then, I fastened hardware cloth on the inside, and built a plexiglass window for the outside.It is hinged at the top to open out. Finally, I added the awning to keep rain from coming in the open window.

    If you don't have the tools for all that, perhaps you could make your windows out of sheeting and lattice and attach them with hinges to allow ventilation, and put the hardware cloth on the inside?
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Very nice!
  5. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Plastic lattice might do little to keep predators out. Hardware cloth is good at keeping predators out.


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