Beginnings of new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wdp67, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. wdp67

    wdp67 Just Hatched

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    Hi all
    Started on a new permanent coop and run. Mostly using heat treated pallets I've scavenged here and there. Yesterday scored big with someone throwing out these 4x4 pallet-like display skids.

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    I attached these as the base of the walls on an 8x9 base of pallets, scrap OSB, and topped it of with linoleum remnants that the flooring store let me have no charge.

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    I will top those off with some more pallets this weekend. This morning at the work dumpster there were 3 1.5 ft wide by 4 foot long pallets that will be perfect for the base of my nesting boxes and a poop tray for under my roosts. Will update my progress as I go along. Here is the end result from last nights work.

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  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Looks great!
     
  3. NickChillPhoto

    NickChillPhoto Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, very interesting. I look forward to seeing how this project turns out.
     
  4. eggslplicity

    eggslplicity Just Hatched

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    That should be a very nice coop... Looks like you're doing a fine job.
     
  5. wdp67

    wdp67 Just Hatched

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    Here are the long narrow skids I scored this morning. Looks like they will work great for my nesting box base!!

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    Now back to work!
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You might want to block off access to any open areas on the edges of the floor pallets.....perfect habitat for snakes and rodents.
     
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  7. wdp67

    wdp67 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for that!! Will do!
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I second that. I found that out the hard way, and battling rats is a pain in the butt.
     
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  9. wdp67

    wdp67 Just Hatched

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    Well work has gotten in the way of being able to work on the coop. Been out of town for the last couple weeks, but got back at it this last weekend.[​IMG]

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    So far used nothing but pallets and scrap lumber, the only thing I have purchased is a few linoleum scraps. Will be buying some siding today to finish the outside and then I will start working on the inside.
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Real nice! Is it "attached" to your house?
     

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