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Covering coop windows

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mjamell, May 7, 2016.

  1. mjamell

    mjamell In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2016
    We just finished our coop. It has vinyl siding and the windows are about 6 ft off the ground. My husband thinks we don't need to use wire over the windows because he doesn't think anything can climb the siding. I need to know what all of you think. Also, my chicks and ducks are 6 weeks old. Do I need to leave any windows open at night for ventilation? It's in the 50s at night right now.

  2. Weehopper

    Weehopper Songster

    Feb 26, 2015
    Everything can climb the siding. Cover the Windows. Don't leave them open for ventilation until they are protected by hardware cloth or some other kind of wire (not chicken wire).
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    I agree with Weehopper^^^ never underestimate a hungry predator. Raccoons, weasels, rats, mink will easily get in an open window. Cover with 1/2" hardware cloth. Don't just staple it in place, use fender washers and screws.

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