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Help... Building Breeding Pens from Pallets FREE

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DMRippy, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Ok not completely free, I had to buy some hinges from habitat ($.50 each) and some fencing will be required and screws. But ALL the wood was FREE.

    I am not ready to post all the pics of these pens, but I will. I have been taking pics of every stage. I need help from you smart and creative people

    [​IMG] I need some ideas on how to close the doorway to the run. It has to be cheap or free (like out of pallet wood) I have thought about a door to pull up but that would rot too quickly from holding water. I have not seen too many doors and don't know how most of them work. I have not needed one before, but these are going to just be fenced and my others are roofed runs. These are also going to be harder to get into so I thought I needed something to trap them in with to catch them and it will keep the cold out in a few months too.

    This is the Coop part. There will be a 10ft runs in front of each coop 4 ft tall. Makes it hard to get to the door to close each one. I am a visual person so pics of ideas or drawings would be great!

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    If you need more info let me know.
     
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  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JUST PULL UP AND TIE POP DOOR. [​IMG]
     
  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:I may have to do something like that but I couldn't do that with wood in this case it would warp and rot quickly.
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is set up with sides that are 2 wood fir shim strips. 1st 1" wide 2nd 1 1/2" wide with a slide up pop door and after it gets done put a sealant like Thompson water seal or use plexiglass. I thought at 1 time doggie doors but you have 25 doors to fit ... big bucks!!
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:Only 10.... so far. Still big bucks!!! I cant figure out how to pull them straight up, only at a 90 deg angle like a coop we have that has a roof.
     

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