Windows and Roost help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CupOJoe42, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    We are putting windows in our coop that will be hinged at the top and swing out from the bottom. I want to have them open to 3 different distances from the outer wall. I also want to put a screen and hardware cloth over the window opening. This would have to be movable to access the window, as they are too high up to access from the outside. If you have the same type of set-up, can you please explain (along with pictures) how you did this?

    I was also thinking about having roost bars with attached poop boards attached to the wall and make them so they can be raised out of the way, if needed, and lowered back into place. Anyone have any ideas for how to do this? Think of it like a hand rail that can be raised and lowered into place with an attached folding shelf about 6" below.

    Here's a picture if that helps...

  2. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Songster

    Dec 21, 2010
    I've seen where other BYC members have used thin metal or wood bars with notches in them to open and adjust such windows from the inside. Usually they just cut a small notch in the hardware cloth over the window opening to put the bar through. Hope that helps and sorry I don't have any pictures.

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