Garden Coop!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lilyegg, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. lilyegg

    lilyegg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2016
    I am going to purchase the Garden Coop plans because they are JUST what I need for my coop (6 hens, one is a bantam) but we're looking to modify the plastic/pergola roof. I like that the corrugated plastic on the top of the pergola-style roof over the Garden Coop keeps the coop and run safe and dry from the weather, and living in a Chicago suburb means that we need strong protection from the cold weather and snow. However, I'm not a fan of the look of the plastic sheet on the top, and I want to be able to grow things on the pergola without having a sheet blocking the plants. I'm having trouble figuring out how to put the plastic sheet below the pergola. Anyone have ideas or have the Garden coop and have chosen a different method of waterproofing/weatherproofing?
  2. just13nat

    just13nat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2016
    My Coop
    If you put 'garden coop' in the search box, there's quite a few posts that pop up that may be helpful to you!
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    The corrugated roofing as designed protects the wooden framing structure of the 'pergola'.
    It will also make it much easier to remove any snow load from the roof.

    I would advise against growing plants on a structure meant to house chickens(or anything else),
    as it can cause serious structural damage in the long run(some plants more quickly than others.

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