Low Cost Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by havi, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I saw somewhere on here someone posted about a lady who built her chicken coop from wooden pallets. I've tried searching for it, but came up with nothing..can someone help? I'm thinking about trying this as well. I have a "in process" chicken coop that will be around 2.5 x 5 x 4.5. I know not very big, but it is what we had on hand right now. Thanks!
     
  2. youthpastor

    youthpastor Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop you're talking about is in the "coop designs" part of the site; under "large coops." I just built a coop using scraps, including pallets. You could try other sources of scraps as well. Construction sites throw away an incredible amount of wood, and much of it very usable for a coop. Just ask the site foreman first. I also tore apart an old tent trailer, and bought some lumber from a Habitat for Humanity recycling store. As for the pallets, I found one challenge to be taking them apart without breaking the wood to pieces. You can do it. You just have to figure it out. Maybe I'll post a picture of my coop on here some time.
     
  3. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used scrap wood also....just so happened my in-laws had a hog barn built and they were throwing out tons of useable wood. Plus I had some on hand from previous projects (deck, fence, etc). The only thing I spent money on was wire mesh for over the top. [​IMG]
     

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