Monday, September 16, 2013

Adding a window to the coop door.

I decided I'd like to be able to check on the chickens
when they were in the coop without opening the
door and disturbing them.
So I decided to put in a window.
This is the door before.

These are the ingredients I used.
A piece of old plexiglass that I cut to fit the inside of the door.
And a frame that I made of leftover molding.

First after I got my bravery up,
I cut a hold in the nice door.
Looks pretty good!

Then I attached the plexiglass around the outer edge of the glass,
and around the edge of the opening with screws and washers
on the inside of the door.
Since the plexiglass is 1/4 inch thick I think it's safe.

After the plexiglass was installed I attached the frame
on the outside. (pink of course)
Here's a close up.

Looks pretty good I think.

Exactly the look and function I was hoping for.

Now I can look in on the girls (and the two roosters) with ease.
I especially like to be able to look in after dark
to see if everyone is roosting before I close up
the coop for the night.

One last look.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
 to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:15


  1. I love it. it is dark in the coop when you go hunt for eggs, etc,

    1. thanks for your comment. it does help a lot to see what's going on in there. and to see how they line up to roost, which is different each night.

  2. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up this week!

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    1. And several days later, I still love it! Pinning so others can see it too. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
      Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

    2. Thank you so much. I appreciate you pinning it. I'll be with you again Thurs.

  4. I love the hot pink color framing the window! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick