Chicken coop plans using wood pallets

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenphile, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2008
    Feura Bush, NY
    Has anybody done this before? My company throws them away all the time and it seems like a waste. I need to scale up my coop this spring and they are free.

  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Hi! Someone just built a great coop out of pallets on here- I am sorry I can't remember their name. Do a search and you'll find it. Lots of pics. I am planning on using pallets for the addition to my coop, soon. It is good sturdy wood and so often can be found for little or no cost. Great idea! Enjoy!
  3. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    Too bad you don't live in Florida...

    I just saw at the recyling place yesterday hundreds of pallets.... who-e-bob!

    I think the pallet lady is in the large coop section.
  4. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    When we were researching chicken coops, one of our friends from church showed us their homemade chicken coop made out of pallets. He had done a great job. Just put them all together and clad them on the outside with plywood.

    Just take into consideration the extra inches of space lost between slats and bottom of pallet. You could always use that dead space for stuffing in insulation. This couple didn't have insulation and their chickens have been alive using that pallet coop for 8-10 years.

    They clad it, painted it red and used black roofing for the top. Cute. Also used deep litter method.

    You can do some nifty stuff with pallets. I say - GO FOR IT! [​IMG]
  5. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    We are gathering the supplies to make a pallet coop. Hopefuly we can get started this weekend.
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    There are plenty of people that use them for the floor or even the whole thing. RECYCLE!

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