1. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I was thinking of putting a skylight on top of coop for day light.I was thinking of using a flat piece of plexiglass or buying $40 sky light from lowes. What is your thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. Cellochick

    Cellochick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sky light in the smaller part of the coop. the only down fall ive had is in the winter I have to cover it with some kind of insulator because the cold drafts in. I live in north Dakota where -40s are common so if youre in a warmer state it should be ok to do!
     
  3. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you just want more light to see inside, you might try this soda bottle skylight. http://hackaday.com/2011/03/08/soda-bottle-skylights/
    I put one in the sidewall of my coop. I was surprised at how much light it provided and how much easier it was to see inside the coop. Mine is installed beneath the eave of the coop, so water intrusion is not a problem.

    Chris
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could you post a pic of yours chfite?
     
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  6. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great but after while the plastic would cracked and leak. I think I like the plexiglass instead. Thanks for sharing.:)
     
  7. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great idea. :)
     
  8. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photograph of my soda bottle skylight adapted from the article that I posted reporting its implementation. It is on the Northeast face of the coop. It appears to be cloudy inside the bottle because it is still frozen.

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    Chris
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks Chris......how long has it been there, any problems with it leaking?
     

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