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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by karlamaria, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    I am at a loss as to the prices of windows and need 2 for my coop beings built. What do you all do to save money on windows you can open for summer.?

  2. acechicks

    acechicks In the Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    West Michigan
    We made our to save money. We made them out of Plexiglas. We also put hinges on them so we can open them up. I have a page made with picture of my coop is you want to take a look. Hope that helps good luck.
  3. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Songster

    Dec 22, 2011
    Greater Kansas City, MO
    Keep a good lookout on craigslist, lots of time you'll find free windows (or at least free sashes, which u can easily make into open/close windows wil a couple of hinges). Don't overlook just using aluminum storm windows, I used one for one of my coop windows, I just tape a sheet of plastic on the inside of it in winter and it works out just fine. Also check out a Habitat for Humanity ReStore if you have one in your area.
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Check out ebay for shed windows...we found ours for quite a reasonable price on there.
  5. I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. After looking at their windows and deciding I didn't even want to spend $30 apiece for windows, I wandered into their outside yard (where they kept large stuff, roofing tiles, etc.).

    On every trip I made, I found windows out back that had some flaw in them, that in their minds made them not salesworthy. I asked how much they would take for them and each time was told, nothing, just drive your car around and we will load them up for you.

    Now I have more windows than I want. Come on down to the springs and I'll give them to ya!

  6. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    I just bought those five (5) 4 foot tall, three foot wide
    single pane alumium windows plus a new sliding patio
    door and a small 24x24 window for $100 on craigslist,
    about 50 mile from the house.

    I didn't even try to beat him down on the price.

    So...my choice is craigslist or local trader papers.
  7. Bipolar_Hippo

    Bipolar_Hippo In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2011
    I found some large windows for cheap and took them to a glass shop and had them cut to my size. I then cut some frames and installed the glass. 5 windows cost me 23 dollars with the glass cutting.

  8. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Western Kentucky
    I used some clearance storm windows from Lowe's on my last build. They were $18 I think.
    I also found some GE lexan greenhouse panel scraps that had been thrown away. I've made several windows and doors for my other coops out of it. It's some tough stuff.
  9. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    We got ours from a Restore shop also. We don't have a local one but I just happened to be in a town that did for one of my kids' activities when we needed them. So I was able to stop there (and actually at another that was on our way home) and got 5 windows for $35. They are just cheap storm windows but fine for our coop.
  10. Wissa38

    Wissa38 Chirping

    Jan 21, 2012
    We got ours from a local salvage shop. Thermal pane window for $5. The rest we built from plexi glass (we put them into frames so we could open them in the warmer weather).

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