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Pallets for coop

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Went to a local bargain store got some pallets covered in plywood. They were used to deliver irrigation pumps. So no chemicals. I tured the plywood in and did 3 sides top and bottom. Used plywood on the last side to build the entrance door. Made 3 . 4x 8 side and one 4x4 frame. Put wire on the frames. Screwed them together, cut an entrance hole in the side of coop. Put the frame against it and now I have my setup. I have eight 3 month old Buff Orpingtons, and they like there home.
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Sounds cool! Can you post a pic?

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Can't wait to see pictures!  I can't quite "see" it in my head, sorry!

 

I have used pallets to make the base of our pony storage sheds and used cattle panel to arch a roof over them -

 

 

 

 

Our pallet feed rooms that we have now will become permanent when they are leveled & bolted together - right now the boys feed room isn't level and they have been tied into place with haystring.  Working on making a roof of 2 ltr plastic bottles, instead of the tarps, now - also using haystring.  Will be posting how that works in our own thread when it's complete.

Larry & Paula Hoffman

LP Painted Ponys

Cameron, NC

 

Barnyard chix - 2 PRs, 2 EEs,  1 cuckoo Marans, 2 buff Wyandottes, 5 Bantams, 1 OE,  2 Blue Ameraucanas; 1  roo, 1 blue Ameraucana roo. 12 BrahmaX pullets in a pasture tractor & 9 BrahmaX cockerels, 3 barnyard roos for freezer camp

Painted Shetland ponies doing farm work on 21 acres of land.  Some gardening.  Self sufficient?

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Larry & Paula Hoffman

LP Painted Ponys

Cameron, NC

 

Barnyard chix - 2 PRs, 2 EEs,  1 cuckoo Marans, 2 buff Wyandottes, 5 Bantams, 1 OE,  2 Blue Ameraucanas; 1  roo, 1 blue Ameraucana roo. 12 BrahmaX pullets in a pasture tractor & 9 BrahmaX cockerels, 3 barnyard roos for freezer camp

Painted Shetland ponies doing farm work on 21 acres of land.  Some gardening.  Self sufficient?

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Keep in mind that some pallet wood is treated with chemicals against rot and pests.

Labeling/branding info can be found with some googling research.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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