Coop made out pallets question.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jokerhorse, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. jokerhorse

    jokerhorse Hatching

    Mar 4, 2011
    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:

  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I use plain ol' pallets for my breeding pens with no issues...regular dimensional wood nailed together
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    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.
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    They will be fine using pressed wood or plastic.

    Go for what ever materials you can.

    Plus its "Green" to reuse & recycle! You saved a tree!
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller

    Quote: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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