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Chicken Coop Living Roof and Happy Chickens


The reason we now have such a nice chicken coop is that it was built by Billy Cummings and not me. All I did was put on the exterior siding, The chickens absolutely love the place. They have a big yard outside (with surround aviary wire -- going down into the ground at perimeter) and a cozy rat-proof room in which they roost. Concrete floor, covered with straw. The roof is filling in nicely.
   The weather has been blue-skies, clear, warm during day, which I find a bit creepy. The woods are dry. The aquifers need replenishing.
   "Really love the rain, against my window…" -Toots in Memphis. Fabulous album, 1988, with Muscle Shoals backup, I swear Toots in channeling Otis here.
   Saw first episode of new season's "Shameless" last night. Wicked!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Coop! Interesting blog. I gave your blog mention on mine.
http://tbnranch.com/2012/04/12/cool-blog-and-chicken-coop/

JAAKOLArchitecture said...

Unfortunately, the article does not tell you how to build and drain a green roof. One might have to consultant an expert such as an architect.

Chris Lopes said...

where do they get in and out?

Tabitha Washburn said...

I would imagine you would build the roof with a bit of a slant to handle the drainage, or you could always add gutters but that would probably drain too much. Notice the garden looks to be a layer above the board around the top edge of the building. It overhangs the building so perhaps it has drain holes in that over hang. I think there are several possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Do the chickens eat all the vegetation off the roof garden? I would love to do this but if the chickens have access to the roof they would just scratch it up and eat it up. They would be happy though!

Doyel akter said...

roofing is required
in commercial and residential areas and should be done with
great care and attention.

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A roofer specializes in roof construction, concentrating on the application of materials that water proof and / or weather proof buildings, designed material—as a substrate for the roofing materials to be installed on. The rafters, beams, and trusses are the frame or skeleton for the roof to be built upon. Naturally, a roofer must not be too scared of heights and have good balance as well as carpentry skills. In Australia this type of carpenter is called a roof carpenter and in that country a roofer is someone who puts on the roof cladding (tiles, tin, etc.). In the USA a well trained roofer is called a journeyman. In California, if a journeyman wishes and has three consecutive years working in the field, he is eligible to pass a state test for a contractors license.
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