Green roof coup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenray, May 26, 2010.

  1. chickenray

    chickenray Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally getting the run together (It was a beach towel and blue tarp). Time to post and share. Enjoy!

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    Still working on finishing touches...
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    Source of eggs...
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    Una (does not appreciate being photographed while laying an egg)
     
  2. Aunt Bea

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    I like your green roof coop. Una looks contented and happy too, even those she's having her picture taken. [​IMG]

    Aunt Bea
     
  3. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is going Green! Looks great!
     
  4. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of putting a green roof on my coop as well. Do you have any tips? What is under the planted section to prevent water from leaking into the coop.
     
  5. chickenray

    chickenray Out Of The Brooder

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    @ nuts4hotweels:

    I used aluminum flashing. A 24" roll trimmed into pieces to make the "pan" then sealed joints with roof patch tar stuff (messy black tar like goop). Don't forget drainage. Ours slopes gently from left to right. On the right you can see where we created a drip edge with the aluminum flashing.

    The other option I considered was just coating the "pan" with an elastomeric white roof coating. Probably would have worked and been cheaper but this will last longer.

    Wish I had built it deeper for more soil but the herbs seem do do fine. This will be the second summer and it did seem to help to cool the coop at nights.

    Best
     
  6. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information. I am in Texas and it is hot in the summer, it would be a great way to keep my coop cool.
     
  7. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was gonna do a living roof too using a pond liner. I've seen a kit to make living walls too. What all are you gonna plant up there?
     
  8. chickenray

    chickenray Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah pond liner would probably work real well.... didn't think of that.
     
  9. elcunni75

    elcunni75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If we ever go beyond the current tarp atop the coop...
    We plan on using a pond liner with rope for wicks off the back (shed style roof) and we plan to plant Sedum.. all types!
     
  10. chickenray

    chickenray Out Of The Brooder

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    @elcunni75

    Sounds great! I wouldn't rely on rope wicks to do much for drainage though. I'm pretty sure you would have a pond up there. I'd really suggest some direct drainage (as an architect we always worry about ponding).
     

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