Easy Access Pallet Coop

By Helga777, Apr 21, 2012 | Updated: Apr 23, 2012 | | |
  1. Helga777
    After purchasing some chickens along with a small coop from a moving friend I began planning a coop that was somewhat small but still I could walk in for easy cleaning and managing. Having some mobility issues, I needed a coop that I did not have to bend over or reach out over a large distance very much.I think the best way to describe my coop is to compare it to the size and shape of an outhouse. Adding a large window in the door helped to set the record straight! lol! We used an extra large pallet for the flour and halfway up two sides and smaller pallets for the upper areas along with the back end. After placing the large pallet on 4 leveled blocks we then put a sheet of plywood down screwing it on top of the floor pallet. Then, we attached the other pallets on up. We covered the outside with plywood and gave it a great look with some fence boards I had hanging around and used as siding. A old used window in the door gives the chickens great morning light. My brother was the actual builder so my pictures are really the best way for me to show it in the different stages. We were able to position the pallets in such a way that they already had great places to attach the nesting boxes and wooden perching areas. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  1. Sally Sunshine
    great use of pallets! We used them for one of our coops too! cant beat the price if your willin to work!
  2. Helga777
    I recently got a new chicken feeder trough to replace the round one in the picture. It's a much better design for the kind of feed I use and it fits flat against the wall under the nesting boxes saving a lot of space. I never leave the food containers outside at night. That would most likely bring on a rodent problem. My chickens seem to like the feeder and water in there when I lock them up in the hen house at night. I'm not one to get up with the chickens lol! This way, I know they've got it until I let them out. It's so funny, my chickens sit on the top of their nesting boxes and look out the big window in the door at me as if to hurry me up.lol! Now I use the bottom of my old feeder for my treats and feed for the run just during the day. When I redo my chicken run and make it rodent proof then it won't be such an issue. NOTE: Also, I used fiberglass panels, the kind you can put up on bathroom walls, fitted to the floor size area that can be easily taken up and removed for easier occasional cleaning. I did this because I didn't want my chickens soiling the plywood floor. I just keep a thin layer of straw on top of that and replace as needed also.
  3. MollyG
    why would you put the feed and water inside ?
  4. canesisters
    Very cute! It looks similar to what I'm going to have. The shed that's on the way (from a friend's back yard) is taller than it is square so I'm hoping to put some storage up high since I'm not liking the idea of the girls roosting over my head. LOL
  5. Helga777
    Yes, I'll be putting them on later today. =)
  6. Roxannemc
    That is very cute!!Do y9uhave inside photos?

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