Coop made out pallets question.

jokerhorse

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I just got my chicks from Ace and have some materials for making a run, but I'm stumped on the coop. I have some wood pallets, but I've also found a place that will give me a bunch on the pressed wood pallets and plastic pallets. These would be awesome to make a coop out of and super cheap.

I was wondering if there are any chemicals in the pressed wood pallets or the plastic ones that I would have to worry about that would make my chickens sick once they are old enough to be place in the coop/run?

Links to pallet pics:
uline.com/BL_8203/Pressed-Wood-Pallets
uline.com/BL_8202/Economy-Plastic-Pallets

Thanks!
 

Cargo

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By the time you get them any pallets should be long done off-gassing.
The pressed wood pallets tend to fall apart when they get soaked though.
 

perchie.girl

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Use the plastic pallets for the sub floor or anywhere that is going to touch ground. The pressed wood pallets use for walls and any surface that is going to be covered with wall materials. I have been dying to get my hands on some plastic pallets for Hay and grain storage for the horse. They are uv stabilized and sterilizable.
 

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