Anyone have a Duck coop with "green" roof?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
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    Has anyone built a duck coop with green roof? Pics, information sources, suggestions?
     
  2. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in this as well! [​IMG]
     
  3. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean as in a traditional Alaskan cabin with grass growing on top?
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm wondering the same thing. I'm thinking you must be meaning something environmental. I do have a chicken coop and duck run with green roofing. It's plastic corrogated roofing. I bought it at home depot. [​IMG]

    I have seen something, somewhere online about having a roof with plants etc. growing on it. I know that was very helpful. [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I'm wondering the same thing. I'm thinking you must be meaning something environmental. I do have a chicken coop and duck run with green roofing. It's plastic corrogated roofing. I bought it at home depot. [​IMG]e seen something, somewhere online about having a roof with plants etc. growing on it. I know that was very helpful. [​IMG]

    I remember last week someone talking about putting a green roof[plants etc.] on their duck house but my memory isn't so good don't remember who is was.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6957495
     
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  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Yes, I was referring to a planted green roof.
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be a pretty expensive coop. It takes a really stoutly built roof to support all that weight of roots dirt, and water.
     
  8. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always wanted a green roof on my house. Actually what I want is a hobbit house. [​IMG]

    I've seen pics of green roofs on duck houses and coops and such, but I don't remember where, sorry! Good luck. I hope someone posts pictures--I love them so much!
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Looks like you may be our pioneer![​IMG] [​IMG]

    At this point, my plans for the roof - which is corrugated clear plastic (polycarbonate?) to let light in, is to use it to capture rainwater into a barrel.

    I do, however, grow plants in railing planters along the top of the day pen.

    I'm growing lettuce and nasturtiums. Both are mostly for the ducks (yes, I take a percentage [​IMG] ).

    The idea with the nasturtium is for it to cascade down within their reach so they can nibble on it.
     
  10. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i'll write you all plans tonight [​IMG] It's an Alaskan specialty! You can still see these homes around town.
     
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