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Free!Windows in Minnesota(can I use stained glass in a coop?)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Catalina, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Ok - I'm a little obsessed with finding windows for my new coop. [​IMG]

    Until Dec. 31st all the windows at the Reuse It Center in Minneapolis are FREE!!

    They have really nice vinyl (new!!) windows and even stained glass.

    Hmmm....could I put stained glass (leaded) windows in a coop?

    Has anybody put stained glass in their coop? Any harder than regular windows? Pictures? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  2. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2008
    Oxford, NC
    It sounds like the stained glass would make a BEAUTIFUL coop! I think I would use it as long as there is no way the birds could pick at the window and the lead. I was surprised yesterday when one of my birds flew up high to look out a window at me. There was a little 2x4 ledge in front of the window. So as long as they can't get at it, I say go for it!
  3. nochickensyet

    nochickensyet In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2008
    Bonneau, South Carolina
    Stained glass................. I LOVE IT!!! I wish I could find stained glass windows for my coop!! And for FREE ???? [​IMG][​IMG] Lucky you!! I'm lookin now for some windows for the start of construction of my coop.
  4. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Wow, that's lucky!! i love the reuse it center. Even if you can't use them in the coop, there's always a good use for stained glass. [​IMG]
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Songster

    Dec 3, 2008
    St.Paul, Minnesota
    Hey Catalina,

    When I heard that the reuse-it center had free windows, I jumped in the car and went over. I live in St. Paul. My coop is not yet built, but i'm in the planning stages, so anything free is great!!! I won't be getting my chicks until spring. I found 2 large "free" windows there. They didn't have any free stain glass though.
    Do you heat you're chicken coop with anything or just good insulation and no drafts? Nice to here about a freebee in my own state! By the way, I'm already obsessed and don't even have those cute fuzz balls yet. I think I'm in trouble!

    SandyJ - "citychicker"
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    What is a Reuse-It Center? Never heard of it. I need a window right now for the Delaware coop and cant find anything on Craigslist in my area. Dont belong to a Freecycle group so cant see if they have anything.
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hi sandyj-

    I use a flat panel heater to heat my coop and when the water freezes (when it's like -20 outside this sometimes happens) I use a red light.

    The coop I have right now is only insulated on 2 walls, because it's built in my garage.

    But after drooling over everyones super nice coops in the coop section - I want a new coop!

    I was going to the reuse it center tomorrow to check out everything. But, I think it's kind of like Goodwill - you have to go back often and sometimes you find a bargain. [​IMG]
  8. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I'd love that! We dont even have a building surplus around here. That stinks!
  10. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Ah, too bad. [​IMG]
    I love it- Isn't it the best idea ever!

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