plexi glass windows for winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cass1776, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. cass1776

    cass1776 Out Of The Brooder

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    What would be the best way to attach Plexiglass windows for temporary winter use,then be able to remove them in the. spring ?any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
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    I built a "U" shaped track on 3 sides that the Plexiglass can slide in. I can try to post a pic later if needed....
     
  3. cass1776

    cass1776 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know what u mean that's a great idea
     
  4. eds500

    eds500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glue foam or rubber weather stripping around the plexi to help seal it if the U-track isn't snug enough,
     
  5. TwilightMom

    TwilightMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband is just going to screw them on for winter....then unscrew them when it's spring. This will be our first winter with chickens. We live in N. California so it doesn't snow here, tho it does dip into the 30's in winter.
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We used screws after drilling the holes in the glass, the ones with rubber gaskets. You could also frame the plexiglass, and hinge the frame to make a window you can open and close. Remember to use 1/2" hardware glass on the other side for predator protection.

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  7. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I simply drilled holes in the plexiglass and screwed it to a frame made of 2x4s , I then attached this via two hinges to the inside of the opening. It swings inward for open and swings down to seal the opening. Works Great. [​IMG]
     
  8. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I did for my coop window, u-shaped frame on the coop that the window slides in and out of, plus a piece glued to the window as a handle. Since taking this photo, I've painted a white line connecting the right top and bottom of the frame so that from a distance it looks like a window frame instead of a white letter "C".


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  9. cass1776

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    All great ideas just what I was looking for thanks everyone:p
     
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning on stapling bubble wrap over my windows this winter. I'll let you know how it goes!
     

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