I Am Doomed- LOL

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrwoodboat, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. mrwoodboat

    mrwoodboat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have been off for the holidays and kept riding past a local business that had all these 5 x 8 pallets sitting outside....so stopped by yesterday and was told I could have all that I wanted...
    My mixed flock has an EE roo and a couple of hens that I have been thinking I would like to separate and see how they fair...besides, my 4 x 12 coop was getting crowded with 10 birds in it and the smaller coop has my Buff Orpingtons growing out in it so I decided to build a 4 x 8 coop for the EE trio...

    I need to put the roof on it tomorrow and it will be finished. Total expense to build so far has been $2.79 for some more nails. I do need to get 2 sets of hinges. I had 2x4 welded wire left from the other coops, the roof will be 5V metal from my shop that is left over, and the pallets have provided everything else.

    Total length is 8' width is 4'- I enclosed 3' of one end and have a wooden floor plus 2 roosts and have 1 nesting box on the outside of the enclosure. I made the nesting box where you can open the top from outside and the whole box lifts out to clean.

    I will post pix tomorrow when I have the roof on......

    wow- what started with 9 little biddies is now a flock of 17 birds....LOL
     
  2. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will only get worse. I started raising chickens this year, and i am planning on adding turkeys and peafowl to my flock. I also bought a rooster a month ago just so i can start hatching (eggs are in the incubator).This website gives you to many ideas haha
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking forward to the pics.

    LOL you are in good company here. Most of us are DOOMED DOOMED I say.
    I started wanting a simple six and have 21 now.
     
  4. HooverHenHouse

    HooverHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I want pictures, I have access to pallets galore...and in the Spring I am debating about building an additional coop for my layers...so I can buy more chickens. =)
     
  5. Ehirning

    Ehirning Out Of The Brooder

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    I started with a simple flock of four and now have 17.
     
  6. chicken dude

    chicken dude Out Of The Brooder

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    where can you get those free palets? hoover hen house
     
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  7. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 5 (freebies), then got another 2, then a duck, then another 7 chickens! Mind you, 1 chicken has died, the duck got rehomed (after killing the chicken!) and 1 more is on its way out...... I would like to get some more, but need to work on some extra housing, and getting rid of some bad behaviours!
     
  8. Ehirning

    Ehirning Out Of The Brooder

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    I get my pallets behind a few stores. I found a local Petco who said I can have all I want. I haul my water (we live rurally), so I pick up about 20 per week. It's best to check with the store to see if you can have them. Sometimes they will want to sell them to you, other times, they'll give them away. Here's a link to my coop pics: https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6216920/pallet-coop/.
    Good luck!
     
  9. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah definitely ask first. I work at Lowe's and i can tell you right now they would not be happy with people taking the pallets. Pallets believe it or not cost $20 each. I would never have believed it until i worked at Lowe's.
     
  10. HooverHenHouse

    HooverHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get pallets from a family friend.....Would love to see pictures of yours mrwoodboat
     

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