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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Oblio13, Oct 25, 2008.
Cool! I thought about building a cordwood masonry chicken coop. May still do it.
Wow, that's cool!
My friend cross the pond sent me a link to a video just a few moments ago to his rammed earth shed. Maybe you could do something like that for the walls instead of pressure treated wood against the dirt? Goodness knows you have enough dirt now to build dirt walls!
The earth will be wonderful insulation in the winter, but may be a bit warm in the summer. Make sure to plan for some ventilation so that the air inside will circulate.
With the dirt floor, how are you going to protect your flock against predators? Could you line the floor with some sort of fencing material just as a deterrent? How would the floor be cleaned?
I can't wait to see more pictures of the construction! This is a really interesting project.
Quote:the pred would have to dig WAY down,, then under the walls,, then into the coop,,, i bet there isnt any animal that could do that in a night,, or 6 ,, lol,, and the dirt will also act like an air conditioner,, it will keep it MUCH cooler in the summer.
What an awesome idea! I hope you keep us updated, with plenty of pics of the different "stages" the construction goes through.
I've pondered a dirt filled tire construction coop.... but you would need plenty of tires!
Okay, this is the coolest thing I've seen all day. I'm going to have to show this thread to my DH, he'll get a kick out of it!
I am subscribed to this thread! I would LOVE to do something like this, but unfortunately we have a high water table here. We couldn't even put in a full basement (just a crawl space).
That's awesome! How very green of you I cannot wait to see it finished!!!