Coastal Cottage Coop

By SilverFox457 · Mar 24, 2014 · Updated Apr 18, 2014 · ·
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    Coop floor is 3' off the ground.
    Coop measures 3' x 8'. From floor to max ceiling height is approximately 4' tall.
    This coop is made entirely from recycled wood. Mainly old pallets and an old privacy fence I took down.
    My coop is not finished just yet but is functional for my 10 young girls.

    I started with a 3' x 8' pallet and added 6 - 4x4x3. I used a scrap piece of siding for the floor of the roosting area. Then I started adding pallet slats to side to create the walls of the coop.
    Then added a top roof beam
    Put in a pulley door to the roosting area, then started adding the roof decking. I decided not to do rafters, since the pitch was so steep. The old fencing panels served nicely as both. Then it was time for the time consuming cutting of the pallets into roofing tiles or shakes.

    Once the tiles were finished, I used a mixture of diesel fuel and burnt motor to treat the wood tiles.

    Then the painting. I hate painting, but it makes it pretty!

    Then the adding of the run. I used cattle panels to frame out of the run.

    I competed the gate to the run using more pallets for framing. Functional at this point and that's all the birds care about. At least they are on the ground now.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Nice pallet coop with hoop run"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 3, 2019
    Good job building this and with showing us your ideas.
  2. CCUK
    "Loads of good ideas"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
  3. Ms Biddy
    "Excellent upcycling"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    Well, dang. I love your article. You did such a great job recycling. Bravo for cutting your own shakes! Thank you for providing a lot of good photos. I'm glad you painted it in the end and the hoop run is great.


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  1. SilverFox457
    Coop updated. Hopefully soon, it will be finished.
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