(almost) final pics of new coop with green roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by franklinchickens, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The run & coop are now just about done. We still need to landscape in front so it's not just dirt, and tweak a few things like adding some non-stick stuff to the ladder. Once the plants fill in, I think it's going to be great. It's already keeping the coop cooler at night. The green roof part has some succulents, a few things that will trail, ground covers and some herbs. We've left one box open for the fall to grow lettuce & spinach.
    We have had some issues with the chickens getting up there and yanking at the plants but that was only the first day or so. I suspect that once everything fills in, it won't be so intriguing - or maybe more so - who knows!
    This was a much bigger project than either of us anticipated but we are thrilled with the results. The inside has 2 nesting boxes, a roost, a window seat by some venting, food & water and a vinyl floor for easy cleanup, along with a fan. We need to wire in electrical but for now we are just using an exterior extension cord.
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  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Way cool!
     
  3. Coreyboy18

    Coreyboy18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome coop! It makes me wish I owned my house so I could make something more permanent.
     
  4. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I like that alot. Looks very neat, tidy, and well thought-out. [​IMG]
     
  5. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We really did think this through although I'm sure we'll find things we missed. We used a lot if ideas from BYC to make it work out but really wanted it to fit our house and where we wanted it. The section over to the left is a storage area for food & pine shavings. If my husband wasn't such a green thumb, I don't know that we'd do the green roof but I'm glad we did. Our front yard doesn't have any grass either - it's all plants & veggies - so why not the roof of the coop? [​IMG]
     
  6. Jiskra

    Jiskra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh so beautiful!!!!
     
  7. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The cool thing about this is that it is actually made in 3 different sections - the run is 2 sections and the coop sits on top of the right hand run. Each of the green roof beds is a separate piece as well. It all sits on concrete block and is connected together with bolts or something (whatever guys who build stuff connect things like this with). So if we decided to move it or move to another house - it can be transported in pieces. Just an fyi if that was what was holding you back!
     
  8. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    very artistic, nice addition to your yard.[​IMG]
     
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is beyond cool... shame I didn't think of that, maybe my rosemary would still be alive... (stupid neighbor's heeler breaking a slat, sticking his head through and gnawing on my rosemary GAH!)
     
  10. keedokes

    keedokes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so awesome to see a green-roofed coop on here! This is how I plan to build both my coop and my rabbit hutch. Beautiful!
     

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