My Coop Deville

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

  1. fishrman

    fishrman Hatching

    Mar 4, 2011
    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

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    [​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

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
  4. Newbie in Screamer Al

    Newbie in Screamer Al Chirping

    Jan 11, 2011
    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

    Feb 17, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    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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