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Geodesic dome chicken coop

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Anthony Liekens has created a masterpiece with this geodesic dome chicken coop.

He's done a great job documenting how a person can take 30 isosceles triangles, 9 equilateral triangles, a box of screws and some plumbers strapping and make such an awesome home for his chicken.

I think I would have added some sort of roosting bar inside. although I'm sure the elegant geometry of the dome makes his hen feel safe and special.

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I've had hexayurts on the brain lately ( I've dreamed about using them for pastured pig shelters and a smaller version for a coop!
Comment by Phil Sat Mar 5 21:53:44 2011

The form of geodesic domes has always appealed to me. Using the silicone and roof paint to make it watertight is innovative; waterproofing being one of the challenges in these domes.

In the past I've thought about building such a dome as a home. But on further reading it seemed that there are significant drawbacks.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Mar 6 06:36:26 2011

Phil --- I think domes are more appropriate for pig shelters than chicken coops. I was pondering this design, and I think it doesn't take into account the way chickens like lots of vertical space for perches, but I think it would suit a pig well.

Roland --- Mark was just telling me that he used to want to build a geodesic dome house, but he visited several and each one had major issues. It does sound like it's very hard to do it well.

Comment by anna Sun Mar 6 09:39:10 2011
if you want to live in a dome build a monolithic dome
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