Going to give it a shot

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hedge, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Hedge

    Hedge New Egg

    2
    1
    9
    Jan 11, 2013
    I finally got around to starting a coop for my daughter that she was promised several years ago. I am going to do this on a tight budget, repurposing where possible. I had seen an ad on our local Craigslist for free pallets. I did go and pick some up thinking I could disassemble and use the wood and be done. Come to find out the wood used in the big heavy pallets was cheap at best. I was able to use part of one for the floor. I got the basic box put together yesterday after looking at numerous designs for a week or more. Heres where we are so far:



    [​IMG]
    The collected pallets

    [​IMG]
    One cut to useable size

    [​IMG]
    Front and Back installed

    [​IMG]
    Legs added
    [​IMG]
    Nesting Boxes Made
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Where we are until the weather clears
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  2. Hedge

    Hedge New Egg

    2
    1
    9
    Jan 11, 2013
    so far the material list is not too bad
    3 sheets of cull plywood from a building center 22.50
    4 2.3's 10.xx
    Pallet for base - FREE
    legs landscape timber I had laying around
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    651
    36
    131
    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    this looks great! I need to build a temp coop to house my 9 chicks while we rebuild my Dutch Barn,,I like what you did and may steal your ideas:))
    Diane
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by