I recently got some free heavy duty pallets at work and brought them home last week. It is really good lumber and I am excited for my new coop. We started last Saturday and took the boards apart. Some were harder than others but we was able to salvage some great lumber. Today I was anxious to start building. Last Saturday we had made the top and bottom frame and this Saturday I was able to put the corners boards in and attach it all. I put in a roost. Note that the roost is removable for cleaning. I still need to install a door. I also will have to panels of the roofed hinged so that I can prop them open similar to a car hood so that I can stand up in for cleaning. The nest boxes will be on the far end with back door access. After I have brushed on a wood sealant I will paint it., after that I will install the wire and the roof. It will resemble a small barn. Any suggestions from you on what color? More pictures to come as I get more ready.