The Chicken Chapel was made from wooden pallets, pvc pipe and a tarp. We first made the fence by screwing wooden pallets together. We screwed brackets on the side to hold the pvc pipe in place. The nesting box was built from ply wood and 2 x 4;s, The back of the box opens from the top to retrieve the eggs above the plastic stacking bens for the nesting beds. I framed an old screen door found at a garage sale to the front pallets. Chicken wire was attached completely around the coop by hammering net staples into the pallets. A large tarp was draped and attached with zip ties and bungy cords. I have bamboo perches throughout the coop. I kept approx one foot of wire on the ground surrounding the coop. We put small river rock on top of the extra chicken wire to help prevent "critters" from digging around the coop. I made home made feeder and waterer with 5 gallon buckets and a farming pan. I placed the feeder and waterer on top of a pallet inside the coop with hardware cloth stapled on it. This has kept dirt and debris from getting into the feeders and the chickens have plenty of room to feed.
I cut some of the wood from other pallets with a sawzall, cut them to size to secure the front of coop.
the pvc slips into the brackets and then tightened to secure.
Home made waterer and feeder with 5 gallon buckets and pan
This is the opening door for the nesting boxes. I Plan on painting the box to protect from the weather. This is under the tarp as well so I can keep dry while gathering eggs.
The Chicken Chapel
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