Green Roof Graces Ingenious Chicken Coop

w-coop1I visited a garden this weekend that had a chicken coop touched with both whimsy and practicality.

The wooden coop was attached to a wire enclosed cage for raspberries. Built with four by fours and hardware cloth (a sturdy wire mesh) the cage was large enough for several rows of berries and for the tallest berry picker to stand upright with ease. My best guess was that it measured 30 by 30 feet.

No deer, raccoons or birds could possibly enter. The adjacent wooden chicken coop had a hatched door that could be lifted and give insect pecking chickens the opportunity to enter. An advantageous arrangement for both the fowl and the farmer.

And, as if this cleverness wasn’t enough, the roof of the hen-house was covered in succulents including . . . yes, hens and chicks. wcloseup

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