Finished my hybrid hen-house - made from pallets and 2x4

tc3fngrs

In the Brooder
Jul 25, 2017
7
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Memphis, TN
Finished my hen house just in time. Our 7 wk old hens were stinking up my office and somewhat cramped for space in their makeshift brooder. I used pallets for the floor and walls. Framed everything else. The window will be covered with 2 burlap bags when the temps or weather require them. However, I have an old 6-pane window that I'm restoring to hang in the frame during the winter and then prop open during the warmer part of the day. I'm also going to put up a small fence around the hen house so that they can soon enjoy the outdoors. Although I'm keeping them sequestered for another 4 weeks so that they get acclimated to their new home.

By the way, this is technically in my frontyard. My yard sits about 15 feet above street elevation and has no street access. So with the 4ft fence, there is no way to see it.
 

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tc3fngrs

In the Brooder
Jul 25, 2017
7
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Memphis, TN
Looks good, more overhang on the sides to keep rain out of the vents will help on rainy days.

JT
True. That's one item that got overlooked in the heat of hammering and screwing. Fortunately, the side vents are on the north/south sides and our rains generally come in from the west. If it becomes an issue, I will just make a burlap curtain for it as I did for the front window (west side).
 

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