Another coop question..this time materials

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hopefulloflove, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are some recycled items that are safe to use in building a coop and run. Are pallets an option? I have access to tons of them! I just wondered about that...
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Yep, People have made coops out of pallet boards. Search "Pallet coop" on Google.
     
  3. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay..Thanks!!
     
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a 4x8 coop made entirely of pallet material [​IMG]
     
  5. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woo Hoo...am picking up 14 construction grade pallets tomorrow and have lots of emails out looking for freebies....Going to build this coop myself as cheaply and as cute as possible! [​IMG]
     
  6. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw a great pallet coop posted on here just yesterday. They basically used them as the skeleton and/or frame and put them up with some 2x4's and covered it with some cheap OEB Board, painted it and was done.
     
  7. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My while coop and fencing is made from recycled pallets ill throw a pic up as soon as new egg status gone. Very sturdy if you get the good ones.
     
  8. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ladyride! Do you have pictures?!
     
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing with pallets is you have to be willing to do the work twice. Taking them apart a pulling all the nails. I know a fellow that made a fence all the way around his garden with pallet boards. Looked good.
     
  10. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok heres a pic of my all recycled coop from pallets I threw togather because my kids couldnt wait for me to tear a barn down.
    [​IMG]
     

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