herb planter on top

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lmrickert, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. lmrickert

    lmrickert In the Brooder

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    So my husband has this idea for our run and I wanted to know of anyone has tried it. He wants to put an herb planter on top of the run to give the girls partial shade and protection while having a place to grow our basil and such. anyone tried this ?
     

  2. HighStreetCoop

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    Williams Sonoma sells a coop with an option like that. You just need to make sure you have proper drainage to carry the water away.
     
  3. lmrickert

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    Ah okay. When he mentioned it I thought he had lost his mind lol.
     
  4. I've also seen these coops online and loved the idea- efficient use of the land, getting triple duty out the same space- We are planning to catch the rain run off the roof to augment the chickens water so in the coop's land area, we get chickens, herbs (or fresh feed for the the chickens or both) and all the water (180 inches of rain a year) we need for them both. Win-Win-Win
     
  5. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    I think a slightly angled bottom and drain holes on the low edge are key. Other than that, I say go for it!
     
  6. lmrickert

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    Okay after reading talks comments I'm starting to understand what he was talking about LoL. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what and how he meant lol.
     

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