My Coop Deville

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fishrman, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. fishrman

    fishrman Hatching

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    I built a coop out of pallets that I found for free, it took some time to build. I first made a corner with two pallets and then added pallets to them and ended up with a coop 4 foot by 8 foot and 7.50 foot high. I had to fill in all the pallets with strips of wood which I took off of other pallets I found. It was not easy to get the boards off the pallets, but I did it. I made two nest boxes that I put on the outside of the coop. They are made of texture 111 and looks rough like the boards of the pallets. I had a old door that I had outside getting weathered, and looks so neat with the old paint peeling off it. All I had to buy was 5 2x4's for the rafters for the roof, and 3, 1 pound boxes of screws, so the total cost of my coop was about $28, and looks sharp. Not sure how to add a pic.
    C:\\Users\\User\\Pictures\\2011-03-03 COOP
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Sounds good. I made a pallat coop but didn't separate the boards from the pallats. It's a little crappy but serves it's purpose. I've also used pallat boards as replacement boards for a small coop that I fixed up. I found that the easiest way to separate the boards is to use a metal blade on my saw-zaw and cut the nails. As far as posting pictures I don't think you can until you have reached so many post on BYC. If you want to send my your picture I can post it for you.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

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  4. Newbie in Screamer Al

    Newbie in Screamer Al Chirping

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    Can't wait forpics. Sounds sweet! Love the name of it. Thats what we call our coop too. Funny.... All the best, and get us some pics soon....
     
  5. sueche

    sueche Chirping

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    I cant wait wait to see. I am trying to build one out of pallets as well. but I have no building skills. [​IMG]
     

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