Greenhouse attached to a coop???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Queen Bee, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    We are getting ready to start my coop. I had the "great" idea that it would be really nice to have a small greenhouse attached to it. But am not sure of the problems that might occur with this set up. We will be pouring cement for the coop and the need for only three walls of glass will cut costs.

    So, let me hear your thoughts, experiences, ideas-- pros and cons! The coop will have T-1-11 plywood. Thank you.
     
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  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Are you planning to use the greenhouse as an actual greenhouse or as the run for your chickens? Not trying to be flip, just wondering because our run is a hoop run attached to the coop that looks like a greenhouse......

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    We've covered the entire thing in white lattice now and covered that with clear plastic to give them a warmer and drier place this winter.
     
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  3. Queen Bee

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    Thank you for asking. The greenhouse would be attached to the south wall of the coop and would only share one wall. It would not have anything to do with the run or coop.
     
  4. Blooie

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    Silly me.....that's what I thought you meant but I posted mine anyway just in case you were planning to use it as a run. Gosh, I don't know about how your plans would work but I'd sure be eager to follow it and see how it goes for you! If you decide to do that, please keep us updated with info, plans, and lots of photos!
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only real drawback I see is humidity issues, T-1-11 is tough stuff when primed and painted properly, but that one shared wall will never get a chance to breath properly inside a greenhouse and you will likely have mold,mildew and algae growth...
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Priming and painting the T-111 would be a good idea....humidity inside GH would depend on venting of GH.

    Confused about this statement:
    "We will be pouring cement for the coop and the need for only three walls of glass will cut costs"

    3 walls for the coop of GH?
     
  7. Queen Bee

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    Thank you all. I will definitely, be snapping pictures as I go. Since I have always wanted a little greenhouse, I think this will be the perfect place and time for it. I already have extra windows, glass doors, a big old sink, white pea gravel for the floor and wire shelving for the plant rack...

    I will take extra care with priming and sealing the siding. Do you think I should use marine grade paint for that wall?
     
  8. Queen Bee

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    aart, we will save a trip with the cement truck if we do it all at once and by only needing to build three walls in the green house, it would save us some materials, time etc.
     

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