My pallet coop is done. Pictures included

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by schellie69, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    We started this coop last year we used old pallets and scrap plywood and shower doors and an old wooden toy box. My DH also used about 90% of the nails that came out of the pallets. I did buy the recycled rubber flooring (its made out of wood pulp and recycled plastic bottles) it won't rot and termites won't eat it. There is a coop part and a storage area for me to store the straw and feed. My DH also built a feeder that holds a whole bag of feed. There are 4 nest boxes that open on the outside for easy gathering of eggs. Under the nest boxes is a flap to use for cleaning the straw out. We will be building the attached run this month. Right now my 5 new babies are using it as there brooder and grow out area. The only thing left to add is a piece of wood to the angle part above the door it will be able to open for ventilation and the tall part in the storage area it will be able to be opened for ventilation and also have a piece of glass for extra light. We have to add roost and the water container. Let me know what you think here is the pictures.
    Side view with human entrance to storage area. There is hardware cloth on the hole now.
    front side chicken door which is on a rope for opening while outside of run.
    storage area
    Coop area with nest boxes
    Not the best picture but this is the shower door and feeder that blocks the coop area from the storage area
    The flap under nest boxes lifts for cleaning
    So what does every one think of my recycled pallet coop
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011

  2. yellowjacket

    yellowjacket In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    Summerland, BC
    Good use of recycled wood! Well done. [​IMG]
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Great job! Love that you used so much recycled material!
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    It is really amazing! You did good!!
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Thank you I love reusing stuff and making it into something really cool.
  6. WildChicken

    WildChicken In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2011
    Fitzgerald, GA
    You did a great job using recycled materials. Very creative!!
  7. sueche

    sueche Chirping

    Feb 17, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    I like that idea of the bottom opening to clean nest box.....I am stealing it. if you don't mind [​IMG]

  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    [​IMG] Hooray! for using recycled materials!!!

    You did a great job!!

  9. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Quote:DH did it and please use what ever you want to from my coop. I love it and love the fact the DH used recycled materials.

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