Anyone with a Wattle and Daub Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HappyPlace, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chicken coop (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/dc/...cken-chapeltreehugger-157820?image_id=2919884) was brought up in another thread and rather than hijack it, I thought I would start a new thread.

    The sides of the coop got me thinking again about wattle/wattle and daub. I know that houses have been built out of this and, of course, fences, but I was wondering if anyone here had or had seen a wattle and daub chicken coop? Would it work as just "wattle" or would you need the "daub", too? [​IMG]


    For anyone that isn't sure what wattle or wattle and daub is:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattle?show=0&t=1318083523
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattle_and_daub
     
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  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, the daub can be made using animal dung, I wonder could you make one from what the chickens leave behind? Poop more, girls, we need to finish this coop for you!
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Unless you live in the tropics, I'd think you would definitely need the daub. Mud, doo, and straw or something similar to lock it together and you'd likely have a nice coop. For myself, nah. Not enough sticks around to make the wattle with anyway.
     
  4. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, the daub can be made using animal dung, I wonder could you make one from what the chickens leave behind? Poop more, girls, we need to finish this coop for you!

    Ha! Oh my... Well, that would give them more purpose... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Unless you live in the tropics, I'd think you would definitely need the daub. Mud, doo, and straw or something similar to lock it together and you'd likely have a nice coop. For myself, nah. Not enough sticks around to make the wattle with anyway.

    True. I wonder if you used the daub on three sides and left the fourth without it? Maybe it would act like a open air coop?​
     

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