Crazy Question ....lol

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cristina33, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    375
    0
    149
    Jan 11, 2007
    ma
    Ok I am not very handy ok I am not handy at all but.....Could I make a window out of a picture frame on a coop. If I caulked the back of the frame and the front where the glass meets the wood and carfefully nailed the wood frame to the coop and caulked around that would it could it work???

    Cristina
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    3,701
    12
    223
    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I bought a used coop from a friend and it has some windows made from picture frames. She put hardware cloth across the openings, and the attached the picture frames with hinges so you can prop them open for ventilation.
     
  3. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    790
    15
    141
    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    I think you can but be careful. Picture frame glass is pretty thin so handle it with care.
     
  4. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    495
    4
    121
    Sep 1, 2009
    Big Clifty
    Yes you can! My husband made me a chicken tractor and put an 8X10 picture frame in it for the window. Just nailed it to it (very carefully). He used the picture frame that has the wood dividers in the middle where it actually looks like a window. He put it right in front of the nest box so when the hens are laying their eggs, you can see them through the "window". Too cute!
     
  5. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    375
    0
    149
    Jan 11, 2007
    ma
    ohhh cool do you have a picture
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    88
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Sounds like a great idea. [​IMG]
     
  7. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,997
    29
    181
    May 15, 2009
    If you are willing to do all that work why not just put a regular window in? The glass will be thicker and if you are lucky you can find a window that has the screen and you can have extra ventilation in the summer. Just make sure to cover the outside with hardware cloth to keep out racoons and such.
     
  8. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    375
    0
    149
    Jan 11, 2007
    ma
    WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I dont know how to put in a window thats why I was thinking picture frame LOL I know Im a dork !
     
  9. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,849
    30
    171
    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Cristina,
    "Chicken people" are mostly dorks! I know I am..... So you are in good company.

    Heck you can nail the window on the front carefully just like the picture frame... Or you can have the byc gang step you through the process. If you are in the NE then the window may give you some more flexibility with heating and cooling..... Or.... You could also just staple up some clear plastic sheeting that is super easy way to get some light inside... Or.. get a sheet of plexi glass from the hardware store and attach it.. Or use your picture frame it would look cool I am sure.. Aclectic coops are awsome!
    ON
     
  10. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yam Chillin' With My Peeps

    268
    4
    131
    Apr 4, 2009
    Arizona
    Try using Liquid Nails rather than caulking. It would adhere better.
    I think you can do it. Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by