Need cheap or free windows for coops!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by naturelover56, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. naturelover56

    naturelover56 New Egg

    Jun 7, 2011
    I am having a hard time locating ANY small windows to put in the coop I am building for my sister. We share a birthday, and I want to surprise her with her first chicken coop. Does anyone have a source, I have put free ads in local papers, Online, etc. but with no response. Help please, thanks and God Bless
  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would get ahold of the local places that install replacement windows. Maybe they have the old ones or know people who just replaced that would be willing to let go of the old ones cheap or free. Out here there are several contractors as well as a glass company that does this.
  3. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2010
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Quote:Have you tried checking at your local lumber yard store?....sometimes they have those small demo windows for sale if they have replaced the demo's with new ones. If you have a window "Dealer" in town you might check there for the small demo's. Not free but cheaper if you can find them. Also basement windows are fairly small and cheaper then a regular window....[​IMG]....just some idea's [​IMG]

  4. colonel sander

    colonel sander Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Just build them yourself. I just bought some hemlock at the HD and cut them to size on my saw then went to the local hardware store and had some glass cut to fit them. Easy to do if you can work with tools.

    I know there is a ebay seller who sells small windows but at almost 50 bucks a window I am not sure if it is worth it. I have maybe 50 bucks into 3 windows.
  5. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Sacramento County, CA
    Check to see if Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore in your vacinity. They sell new and used building materials that have been donated, and usually they are pretty cheap.
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    search for 'shed windows' on ebay. I bought very cute little open close windows with screens there and you can even get matching shutters. And they were not $50/window, at least not the size I got. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011
  7. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    I got mine on Freecycle. Check to see if there is one in your area and subscribe. A freecycle member had a friend who had just replaced her windows. They are not exactly the size or style I wanted, but they were free!

    You might also post on Craigslist.
  9. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2010
    We got ours from a flea market/junk yard type of place for $5 each. Simple, wood-framed glass. We just built frames on the coop for them to hang from and added hinges, and clasps for closing. We put foam strip draught seal on the inside to keep drafts from coming in.

    Here is a picture from when we were building the coop last fall.
  10. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2010
    New Castle, PA
    Old camper window works well or make one from glass or plexiglass.

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