Monday, March 30, 2009

Chicken Coop Greenhouse

Chicken Coop GreenhouseWe've nearly finished the chicken coop greenhouse! The Coop is pretty much finished and the 23 chicks will be coming down this weekend. We still have to put the light in and finish up the chicken run on the east side. At some point we'll be installing my 2 small solar panels on the roof which will run the light and ventilation fan from the greenhouse. In the picture below you can see all the nest boxes on the left and a feeder waiting for chicks.

Chicken Coop InteriorThe greenhouse still needs the door added on the west side but that's pretty much it. Oh, we'll be adding a gutter to direct rainwater to 2 rain barrels which will be added to the interior of the greenhouse. I've already moved in a table, pots, soil and other goodies. The tomato plants are very happy. I'm looking forward to getting all the little seedlings off my kitchen table and in a warmer brighter environment! I'm also looking forward to eating lettuce, spinach and other greens next winter!!

We spent around $400 for the greenhouse which is not too bad. All of the glass was salvaged (thanks to Greg's friend Jamie for a couple of those!) which really cut the costs down. I think 8x8 greenhouse kits often sell for $2,000 or more so I'm super happy to have this.


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4 comments:

  1. The coop looks amazing. Do you ever post the schematics for your projects? I would really love to build this and I'm currently gathering scrap windows and doors for the project.

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  2. I am wondering if you are still liking this and if you have any pictures updates.

    Thanks,
    Stephanie

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  3. This is a pretty good job! I like it so much. Mine is still in the process because there will be a whole lot of chickens in my farm.

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  4. Hey Stephanie, I've got an update here and yes, I am still liking it. Very convenient and helpful having the two structures combined as they are!

    Catie G. I don't really have schematics but if you're still around email me at geekinthegarden@gmail.com and I'll see what I can do to help you out.

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