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Old 09-25-12, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Chicken coop + Living roof

I just came across this...

A perfect example of how to make the most out of your chicken coop or rabbit hutch.

Not only does it have a living roof, but as it is also placed in a vegetable garden , you can reuse old straw, bedding and droppings as instant compost.

Does anyone have instructions on how this is made?


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Old 09-27-12, 09:57 AM   #2
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It doesn't look horribly hard to make. Just look at the picture and make up your own version.
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It doesn't look horribly hard to make. Just look at the picture and make up your own version.
You're definitely right, I just need to experiment. I would definitely encounter a problem or two, but it's a challenge worth dealing with.
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EPDM pond liner is used as the membrane under a lot of DIY living roofs. unlike ice/rain sheild there are no seams for roots to work at.
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EPDM pond liner is used as the membrane under a lot of DIY living roofs. unlike ice/rain sheild there are no seams for roots to work at.
Thanks for the advice, you're right, why didn't I thought about that. I'll save that on my list of things to buy for this project.

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I would cover the entire inside of the planter with ice&water or else the coop will have a short life indeed. Or you would have to cook up a good way to drain it
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Its been a couple weeks. Have you done anything with this?
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