28 July 2012

Oakley Poultry Pop-Up - Recycled and Reused

So this is one of my entries for the Eagledove Greenhouse chicken coop contest (there's time to enter until 5pm on July 31st, 2012).

This chicken or duck tractor offers an ever changing view of the sites along the main drag in Oakley.  Cookie, Cupcake, Nutella, and Godiva (ducks) currently occupy the structure which is attempting to be the first LEED certified poultry housing.  Made to ensure an always ideal location (and sized to fit in our raised beds), the coop is made from the following:

A plastic shower door
2 aluminum shutters
A filing cabinet
Salvaged tractor paint
Scrap roofing tin
A handicap shower railing

The coop features a greenroof and the shutters allow the ducks to have full shade no matter how sunny a day they encounter.

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