Pallet Coops

By tstone825, Oct 12, 2012 | Updated: Mar 13, 2013 | | |
  1. tstone825
    [​IMG] This is what we started with

    [​IMG]The walls

    [​IMG]Floor

    [​IMG]We had to cut the walls to fit and to create the slant for runoff

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    [​IMG]Building the nesting boxes
    [​IMG]We are trying to recycle EVERYTHING and getting some things given to us

    With the economy the way it is right now I know alot of you like myself are looking of ways to save money. Well I have the perfect way to "have my eggs and eat them too" I am like many other Americans out of work but my family wanted fresh eggs so I went about along with my husbands help of figuring a way to build a coop that is both economic and safe. We got several BIG pallets and just went with the flow. We didn't actually have a plan we just figured it out as we went. I am going to post some pictures of the process, now mind you it is still in progress but I will add as we go :) Hope you find this helpful!
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    We will be rebuilding the run in the spring we are going to make it taller. I have a red warming light inside and I am getting 2 eggs a day from my 2 oldest hens. I have a rooster in which I DID NOT intend to have he was suppose to be a hen. Oh well I love to hear him crowing in the mornings. Hope someone will be able to use this as an example and maybe even make it better if so please let me know. The boards will be coming off this summer so it will stay cool inside. Happy building!!

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  1. Stumpy
    Looking forward to the next installment!
  2. foxy2320
    That is such a great idea! We paid $500 for our first coop, cedar craftsmanship, beautiful coop. But it only holds 6-8 girls, and we've got nine in there, so I can't get more until I get another coop, but don't want to spend that kind of money again. We have orchards so there's a lot of old pallets, old wood bins, and other miscellaneous wood and lumber that I've been trying to figure out how to use to build my own coop, this is great!
  3. paridisefarm2009
    Great Job!!
    Pallets over hear also : )
  4. trooper
    Looks good.I recycle when I can also.Good luck with the chickens.I love mine and the eggs are excellent
  5. The Old Yolks
    I love pallet coops! I can't wait to see more pics of it. Great Job
  6. coolcanoechic
    It looks like a great start!

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