Turtle's Coop Page

  1. TurtlePowerTrav
    So, I started researching raising chickens in the fall of 2011. After a few years of "bird sitting" the neighbors chickens several times over the past few years, I decided I wanted to have my own chickens. But I wanted to make sure I would have time and enjoy raising them. Which of course, I do. So I first built this "temporary" coop against my shed. (approx 12'x16')(May 2012)
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    This is my grow-out/broody/quarantine tractor. You can see my broody "Whitie" modeling the nest box. (4'x4'x10')
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    [​IMG](the lower left corner got flooded after 5.18" of rain in 24hrs)

    My brooder box in my shed (3'x4')
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    I am collecting pallets to build an 8'x10' permanent coop. I will of course take and post pics as I progress with it. I will have enough pallets by 12/15/2012. Then I can start constructing it. Hopefully I will get it built before any snow falls. [​IMG]

    Footprint for the LF Pallet Coop, and the big kids couldn't help but scratch in the fresh dirt.
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    So here is what I am working with, a little over 30 of these pallets
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    The following 3 are what I got done on day 1(about 5hrs, had to disassemble most of each pallet)
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    Got the rest of the walls done today, and 1/3 of the roof(2/16/13)
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    I think I am gonna put another 2X? under the top end to give it just that much more slope for rain drainage.
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    North side wall and roofline. Pallet will provide top ventilation.
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    2 of 5 plexiglass window in.
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    South side with pop-door cut out.
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    3 roosts. 46" high and 5' long, 18" between each one.
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    One step stoop for larger birds to get to roost/also good for juvenile birds to roost.
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    Milk crate nest boxes
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    Broody nest tub
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    Inside roof shot showing truss work and ventilation
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    More to come, but not until painted(May prolly). So check back

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  1. Farmin Momma
    Awesome so far! I can't wait until it is finished and I bet you can't either. Great job!
  2. FirewifeJess
    Very nice coop Travis, LOVE that you're using pallets!!
  3. VelvettFog
    Oh .. what I could do with a constant supply of pallets like that :)
    Very nice Travis.
  4. fishnet1971
    looks comfy! nice job
  5. tadpole98
    love it so far :)
  6. jockeyeba
    looking forward to the pallet coop pictures
  7. willowbranchfarm
  8. StarLover21
    Awesome coop :)

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