would like to make an a-frame wood'n'plastic greenhouse

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmc, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    why? as a seasonal place for chooks.

    wood frame covered with some type of wire, then greenhouse plastic.

    anyone done something like this?
     
  2. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it wouldn't be predator-proof, would it? If you mean the thin plastic sheeting, any predator would walk right through that.
     
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Quote:yes, i know, and i do appreciate your taking the time to reply.

    but i am wondering if any board users have ever made their own little greenhouse thingy.

    an acquaintance made hoop greenhouse which he used successfully for chooks year round; i'd like to do something in the a-frame vein, with simple wood...............
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes, i know, and i do appreciate your taking the time to reply.

    but i am wondering if any board users have ever made their own little greenhouse thingy.

    an acquaintance made hoop greenhouse which he used successfully for chooks year round; i'd like to do something in the a-frame vein, with simple wood...............

    I cobbled this together last year. The concept was to use ONLY recycled or free materials - made from pallets, landscape cloth, fencing, pvc, greenhouse poly, etc. It got me through a year. I'm going to tear it down and put up something that is a little less, shall we say, shabby. But, it was a fun little project, and it is amazing what people throw away!

    The sidewalls are pallets with landscape cloth and fencing. The top was flexible pvc hoops, wire/fencing, and greenhouse poly.

    Just remember, it get REALLY hot in a greenhouse without proper ventilation. I had this pretty well "winterized" then almost killed one of the toms in April when it suddenly went from the 40s to the mid 80s in a few hours -- he almost died of heat stroke, I saved him by hosing him down for about 5 minutes with cold water.

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  5. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    cute job, den.!

    this is not to be as a 'coop', but more of a sort of winter play pen within our main coop and run area..............

    thanks for the nice pic!!
     

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