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Cardboard chicken coop update

chicken coop wall made from scrap cardboard

It's been almost a year since I used some scrap cardboard to block the wind in the used pallet chicken coop.

There's no direct sun, and the roof keeps it dry.

I'd say it's holding up pretty good. I can notice some slight fading, but it seems to have years left in it as an effective barrier.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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A person I worked with in the past made a camp hut from large sheets of cardboard including the roof. He painted the cardboard to protect it from the elements and was able to use the structure for years.
Comment by Anonymous Mon Feb 6 20:33:51 2012
I love pallets they work great for allot of things. I have used them to build gates, and decks and planter boxes. The best part is that they are usually free at business around town.
Comment by Younglambertfarms Mon Feb 6 22:51:26 2012

Anonymous --- Fascinating! Now I want to try that. Maybe for the roof of my brother's chicken coop? :-)

Younglambertfarms --- I know! If we didn't have to drive an hour to get them, we'd use a lot more....

Comment by anna Tue Feb 7 08:20:45 2012

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