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chicken coop made from pallet

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im building a medium size chicken coop out of pallets and free recycled materials i have a total of $40 in the whole thing from start to when itll be finished. the first day i started with two 4ftx4ft pallets as a base then a 4ftx8ft pallet on top of them then a sheet of used 1in plywood so nothing could get in. then i stood up a 4ftx8ft pallet for the front wall used a 4ftx4ft on each end. then for the back wall i used two 4ftx4ft pallets.

the birds im building the coop for
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then the 2nd day i cut the opening for the chicken ramp door, cut and framed in the egg gathering door and installed 2 used windows

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on day 3 i roofed the coop using rescued fiberglass sheets from a fallen down shed, hung the egg gathering door and cut and installed the front and rear siding boards

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day 4 of the build. finished the siding and the trim. now to paint, build the run and finish the nest boxes

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day 5 built the nest boxes installed them and put up the roost poles.

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day 6 painted the outside went with a free gallon of white and was thinking of doing the trim in a light blue.

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day 7 built he external yard and door and put the chickens in for there inspection.

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day 8 the bird figured out that theyre suppose to go into the house to roost at night.

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the siding is the only thing i purchased other then the hinges roost dowels and hardware
will add more as i move on


please let me know what you think. thanks.


Edited by leeboyz337 - 6/22/11 at 9:56pm
post #2 of 6

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Pallets! Perfect for framing! Coop is looking good. Doesn't have to be pretty, just secure.

I'm building a deck out of some!!

Keep the pictures coming!!

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post #3 of 6

great pallet coop and way to go on recycling! we also used pallets with our chicken house
are you leaving any of the walls just in pallet form?

We just found a place for free 46 x 46 inch oak pallets- boy are they tough to break down

keep us updated & if you can get a pic of your chickens in the coop- nothing better than pictures of their first tour of their new coop smile

post #4 of 6

I LOVE your chicken coop.  I want to build one.  Thanks for the great pics and the step-by-step instructions!

post #5 of 6

thanks for the pictures.  i told my dh this is what i wanted, but he didnt believe it was possible.   next chicken house will be made out of pallets. 

post #6 of 6

That's really cool i am going to do that. How many chickens do you have? is it enough space for them? I have 6 and I want them to have plenty of space in the coop. would your size coop fit 6?

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