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My Pallet Chicken Coop (Pictures)

post #1 of 5
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Here's the base:

The base.

 

 

A couple of walls up:

A couple walls.

 

 

All of the walls and the roof:

All of the walls and the roof.

 

 

The tin on the sides and the roof. The run is off to the left but it's difficult to see in this photo. (We put the door on after this picture.) The area at the top of the coop that isn't covered with tin is covered with chicken wire. It's like that all around the top right half of the coop. I wanted to ensure that there was enough ventilation. I know that the coop and run isn't perfect but it's working for us. For the run, we used 7-foot tall welded wire with chicken wire around the bottom part to help deter anything from digging under or reaching through. We also put bird netting over the entire run to keep out hawks, owls, or raccoons. I have plenty of space to expand later if I need to. I do wish that the run was larger, but once it warms up and I'm able to be out with them during daylight more, they'll be free to have the run of the yard.

Tin added to the walls and the run off to the right.

 

 

Group Photo:

Group shot.

:: Jes ::

Wife to an amazing man
Owner of one perfect golden retreiver
Jailer to one demon-cat
Frantic keeper of 20-some odd chickens!

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:: Jes ::

Wife to an amazing man
Owner of one perfect golden retreiver
Jailer to one demon-cat
Frantic keeper of 20-some odd chickens!

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post #2 of 5
Looking good. I love recycled coops! thumbsup.gif
NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #3 of 5

that coop looks real good.

post #4 of 5
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Thanks. The only things that aren't reused are the chicken wire, a few metal posts, the bird netting and the screws.

The tin and the nest boxes were found in my DH's grandfathers' barn, the welded wire was brought home from DH's fathers' work, the roosts are limbs from a tree, the base of the coop is cinder blocks from an old raised flower bed, the brooder is an old rabbit hutch that was given to me, and the pallets are from a factory here in town. Even the chickens are recycled! They were given to us (for free also!) because someone DH's uncle works with didn't want them anymore. ya.gif

 

Pretty thrifty if I do say so myself. highfive.gif

 

Edited to add: In that last picture of the coop, I can't decide if it's the coop or the camera that's tilted. *LOL* I tried using a level when I first started but I couldn't get the bubbles in all the little tubes to stay in the middle at the same time so I gave up....DH told me afterward that each tube is for a different direction; only the bubble in the vertical tube has to be center when checking the level of a wall...no wonder they wouldn't all line up right...for what it's worth, this was the first time I'd ever tried to build anything. hide.gif 

BUT I was able to use the electric saw by myself without getting hurt. That counts for something, right? *LOL*


Edited by JK Farm - 2/22/12 at 12:34pm

:: Jes ::

Wife to an amazing man
Owner of one perfect golden retreiver
Jailer to one demon-cat
Frantic keeper of 20-some odd chickens!

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:: Jes ::

Wife to an amazing man
Owner of one perfect golden retreiver
Jailer to one demon-cat
Frantic keeper of 20-some odd chickens!

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Member of the Delaware Poultry Club,& SDWD. Heritage Delawares,BBS Barred Rock, Non-hatchery Buff Opr.  ,Easter Eggers and 2 Heritage RIR girls. NPIP# 56-443 and AI

 PM me if you need more info.

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