Window size advice needed.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michiganlarry, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10 x 10 shed that I am converting to a coop. I have built a wall so that the chickens will have approx 6 x 10 and the remainder of the building will be used to house the feed and such. The nest boxes are built so we can get the eggs from the storage side. I am looking at aluminum windows on ebay now for it. I will put 4 windows in with 2 facing south in the chicken side for winter solar heat and two in the east and west walls in the storage side for light and ventilation. There are basically 2 sizes available 14x24 and 18x27. Which size would you think would be the best for this setup?
     
  2. davidr

    davidr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will take 3 of the 14x24 to almost equal the same area as two of the 18x27

    I would take the 18x27


    David
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, I like the larger windows too. The whole purpose is to allow light in, and ventilation when needed on warm days...bigger is better in my opinion.

    I have curtains for the windows, when shade is needed also.

    ~ bigzio
     
  4. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That is what I was thinking but the wife seemed to think they would be too big. Cost difference is nominal.
     
  5. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 x 27 ordered!
     
  6. davidr

    davidr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ordered from where? Price?

    i'm in need of windows also.

    Thanx,

    David
     
  7. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ebay. Search shed windows.
     
  8. davidr

    davidr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx, I'll look into it.

    David
     
  9. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh.. That's a really good price for 4 windows... Assuming you're talking about from the seller theresas117?

    I've got to keep that in mind when I build the garden shed. Let us all know how the quality is when you get them! [​IMG]
     
  10. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeppers. That's the one.

    I ordered them today so should have them by the end of the week.

    Will let you know how they are.
     

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