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Pallet and Cob Chicken Coop I Built!  RSS feed

 
Ethan Lofton
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Full details and photos here: http://cosmicnow.com/natural-building/pallet-chicken-coop/

A chicken coop built from wooden pallets mounted up on reclaimed 4×4 posts, filled with clay-straw slip, topped with a cob wall with bottle windows, then covered in chicken wire and plastered with a lime-sand plaster and turmeric and lime paint. Finished with shells. Interior features cob roosting areas. Roof collects rainwater into a chicken drinking water tub. Happy chickens in Southwestern Colorado! Built using almost entirely free/recycled materials. Let me know if you have any questions!

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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I do love this - especially since you have incorporated an 'automatic' waterer of sorts for the birds. I think I may have to borrow some of these ideas for my own chicks.
 
Jay Green
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Was wondering about ventilation...it's hard to see any spaces or cut outs you may have done in this pic due to shadows. Could you post pics of the interior and the other sides?
 
Lisa Niermann
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Ditto what Jay said...I'd love to see what the interior looks like finished...
 
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