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Watertight Windows?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Hooligans, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Question about windows: How can we make watertight windows without having custom "real" windows made?

    We made our coop with three small windows covered with hardware cloth and sliding plexiglass - just finished yesterday (*YEA* ! ! !). But then we realized that rain can seep in. DUH!

    What have you guys done for windows?

    Thank you,
    Parents of 4 Buff Orps who are 5 weeks old and rampaging the guest bathroom until we get the coop figured out.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    For our window, we cut a piece of wood....just larger that the opening, and put a hinge on the top...that way when I close it I can put a latch on it as well. Keeps it closed tight, and no rain gets in.
     
  3. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Roof overhang helps too.
    I have about 4 inches of overhang, it rained all weekend and my windows never got wet.
    and then there's calking.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Roof overhang here, too.
     
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yep roof overhang works on mine too
     

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