Chicken coop made from pallets

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by donkeytails, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. donkeytails

    donkeytails Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I just finished my chicken coop/run and wanted to share the results.
    The chicken coop is made from wooden pallets with the exception of the roof which I used 2x4's and plywood. Additionally the floor is pallets with a plywood covering. My wife and I were trying to duplicate a rustic backwoods style coop which didn't look new. (I think we accomplished it). The run is made up from landscaping wood and screening of course. In the future we may cover the run wood with the cut up pallet wood so that it matches the coop. I attached two finished photos along with one during the build. I have to tell you, this was one daunting project considering the size is 8x12 plus the run which is 20x7. But ultimately the girls (chickens) are enjoying it and in the end that's what matters.
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  2. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good so far. keep the pics coming
     
  3. oliver4

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    Looks really nice, cool vintage look
     
  4. donkeytails

    donkeytails Out Of The Brooder

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  6. GoldieFlocks

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    Love it! I just sent my hubby and nephew down the road to get my pallets! I'm so eggcited! I've been planning this for a long time. I already have a goat shed made from pallets, now it's time for my coop/brooder!! Plus a couple extra for run framing. Wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. donkeytails

    donkeytails Out Of The Brooder

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    GoldieFlocks, I wish you luck. As you already know from building your goat shed, pallets aren't always the friendliest materials to use. But they are free!!! In my situation, I found it too difficult to cut the boards off where they are nailed into. Therefore! I had to cut smaller pieces from the longer pieces while leaving the structural wood pieces for waste. It killed me to do so, but the way my pallets were nailed and stapled together, it made it nearly impossible to separate them without either getting hurt, breaking the boards, or breaking blades and tools while doing so. We'll probable make a small pig/goat shed from pallets in the future as well.
     
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  8. GoldieFlocks

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    Well I built a coop, then about 9 months later I added on a brooder and then built a hog pen! All with pallets!
     

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