The final installment, the completion of the Chicken Cube, with ramp, some final security measures, ecoroof, and rain chain downspout. The ecoroof plants were leftovers from the Ecoroof Vendor Fair and had a diverse variety of sedums along with some native and other perennials, grasses, and herbs.
The roof plantings include (amongst some others):
:: Sedum oreganum
:: Sedum spathifolium ‘Purpureum’
:: Sedum spathifolium ‘Cape Blanco’
:: Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’
:: Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
:: Festuca glauca ‘Elijah’s Blue’
:: Lewisia columbiana
We threw in some Ajuga and a few other perennial groundcovers up there to see how they’d do, and expect to try a few others as the initial mix sorts itself out.
And the patient residents waiting to move in. We did have a scare with one of the little ones getting pounced on by the dog after jumping the fence of our temporary run… all the chicks are doing well – and have now christened the interior with their own style. Welcome Katherine, Billy, Dinah, and Abby.
:: (c) all images copyright Jason King