Husband Rick was able to whip up these beauties in nothin' flat. One on the east side and one on the west.
The Point? Lots of beautiful non-artifical light when the coop is closed up; the girls can now enjoy the natural light rhythms of the day.
And, some much-needed cross-ventilation on those sultry summer days.
He had installed vents on both sides of the coop when it was initially constructed but they were not useful for lighting and didn't really help a lot with airflow.
Hard to discern from here, but when it's warm enough to prop them open, the hens will be protected by the hardware cloth Rick put over the window openings. Any varmints who might think a hen would make a tasty treat will be thwarted.
Added bonus: the girls offered up 4 eggs today. That hasn't happened over the winter months. This wonderful natural light will be helping production.
Thank you girls.