paul wheaton wrote:if you were going to copy [the drawing] and use it for some other project, then that would be a copyright vilolation and somehow my forums ended up being a part in something not right and I would be mad at myself.
This concept interests me....
Is it merely a greenhouse in which chickens are kept? Or are there special modifications for the chickens?
I can understand the set-up working for the chickens.... but would the plants not just be decimated by the chickens?
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I just tried to cut and paste the drawing of the chicken/greenhouse from the article but it wouldn't allow it for some reason. It shows a 2 room building with the chicken roost underneath a portion of the back of the greenhouse side which is covered I think with chicken wire to allow chicken body heat and their exhalations of carbon dioxide to migrate into the greenhouse.
PatJFree wrote:If anyone builds the Taj Mahal of an earth sheltered greenhouse/ chicken coop please let me know.
Pat Maas wrote:there has got to be improvement on air filtration in the hen/greenhouse.
Have access to some really good HVAC techs so will pick their brains on air filtering. Being sensitive to that dander, that is a priority for me. For the ladies doing the work, roosts that are easily cleanable and in position to be useful for drawing moisture and warmth. That and more than enough room to spread their wings when everybody is inside. Water and feeding are also considerations as hens have a tendency to make a mess, not as bad as waterfowl, but enough to wet/soil clean bedding rapidly.
Pat Maas wrote:Spiders are a fact of life here. Lots of big daddy long legs and black widows, brown recluse and orb weavers. Mostly Daddy long legs fortunately, not counting the jumping spiders which love flies.
Thank you for this Joel. Very interesting concept.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
A solar chimney can produce a good flow of air.
Maybe in my climate I should build in more than one passive heat exchanger....
And for winter close them off
Good point. The thermal mass is shared and air can be through a filter.
Just read this whole thread and wanted to point out that in the drawing that was posted it is important to notice that the chickens and the greenhouse are sharing thermal mass, not necessarily air.
Without the air exchange the humidity, chicken dust, and related problems do not occur.