My 4' x 4' pallet coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far this is what I have, if I'm done and I'm pleased with it I might just need to make one for my bunny [​IMG]

    I started by gathering up some pallet scraps that the local yard leaves out for free
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    Then I layered them to make the base
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    Attached two boards on the side
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    Here is what I have done so far the base and one side, I have to go back and get more boards to finish the other two sides.
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    I will be making the back to hinge down for easy cleaning and attaching a run. So far everything I have used we've gotten for free including the chicken wire. [​IMG]
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks great. Although, you might want to use hardware cloth vs chicken wire. Chicken wire can easily be torn down by just about any predator.[​IMG] Good luck finishing the coop.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, I'll look into that, I use chicken wire for my rabbit run and she lives out there 9 months out of the year. I have enough to double of if need be and also have this plastic covered wire (it's 2 inch by 2 inch squres used for insides of fences) I could also put that on the outside.
     
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Awesome reuse of material! [​IMG]

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  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Cool. I'm attempting my own pallet coop as soon as DH gets one more from his workplace. We have the big kind, 51 inches x 100 inches, but I'm going to cut them in half. Looking forward to updates on yours [​IMG]
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is a big pallet! I wish I had yard for that, imagine all the girls you can store in it. [​IMG]
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to go pick up more wood so I could finish another wall and part of the front wall. I assure you it looks better in person than it does in the pics.

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    what I have so far. Hoping to finish tomorrow or wednesday
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  8. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice start and what a cutie of a helper.
     
  9. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    I am working on pallet coops too. Can't wait to see yours finished. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Cool Beans! Great re-use of stuff that would normally be thrown away! Love it!! [​IMG]
     

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