First off I am 13 years old and this is the first time I have built a proper coop. I have built several cages, roosts and nest boxes in the last year but this is my first big project. I am also on a budget so I am going to use a lot of reclaimed wood and leftovers from my garage. The plan is to build a 4 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet house that is raised up by 2 feet. So far the total cost has been €24 for eight lengths of 2 x 1 wood and I got four pallets for free from a feed shop. Today is the first day and I have not really done much. I have dismantled 4 pallets to use as the side and floor and probably the roof. I was left with this pile of planks and only three boards were completely ruined which is pretty good for me as I usually have at least 6 or 7 boards destroyed. After dismantling my pallets I set out building the frame for my house. I made the two side panels for the house and cut the wood for the rest of the frame. Here are the frames. It has since gotten dark so I won't be able to do any more until tomorrow, but I think I have made a fairly good start.