building a coop 4 20 chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zekaryah, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. zekaryah

    zekaryah Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I need any advice that I can get i am trying to build a chicken coop for twenty chickens i am trying to build a coop from some pallets. WOW WHAT A ORDEAL. plz let me know my email is [email protected] .
     
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  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya need a 8x12 coop.. what kind of advice you looking for?
     
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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. zekaryah

    zekaryah Out Of The Brooder

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    what to make it out of and if it would be a waste making it out of pallets? thx new and luv this site
     
  5. zekaryah

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    would it b a waste to take maybe six pallets and put them together with nails or hog pins?
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Needs to be a minimum of 80 sq ft. May need to be even bigger if you plan on keeping very large breeds or if it's going to be their only shelter.
    No reason you can't use pallet wood and the primary lumber. Don't forget about ventilation.
     
  7. bustedchicks

    bustedchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 2 ways to go about it. Deconstruct the pallets and build to design or start lashing pallets together and wrap it with chicken wire , hardware cloth or deer fencing. I built my firewood corral this way.

    You will want a base of 2 pallets tall because the underlying one gets a lot of weathering. I just used 4inch screws to put it all together. You can use small pieces to reinforce the corners.

    I know of someone that built a 50 foot barn out of pallets.

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