Our pallet chicken coop project 2016

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lonestardjb, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. lonestardjb

    lonestardjb New Egg

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    when we decided to build a new chicken coop we chose to do it with pallets. We found 2 disassemble motorcycle crates. these were not damaged or destroyed in any way, and that began our project. These are a great option if there is a motorcycle dealership near you. corrugated steel roof, window with awning, repurposed headboard cut into shelves, main door and chicken door. we had a great time creating our backyard chicken coop. I have added numerous pictures. My wife and the chickens are very happy, check it out.

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice job. The high volume of the interior will make for draft free ambiance. I would suggest that you do not place roosts too high inside. Reason: Your floor space is 4 x 4. If chickens fly down from high, they can possibly get hurt/banged up. Option is to build in landing platforms along the height. Some additional ventilation in the top foot of coop would be good in my opinion. Not sure how much there is at the roof panels/plywood. maybe it is just how the angle of the photo is.
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  3. lonestardjb

    lonestardjb New Egg

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    we are planning to put a solar light w/switch inside, there is about a 1" angle drop towards the back of the coop. the roof has several draft point but will take into consideration your recommendation on additional vents. as for the roosts they are not real high. my wife want to increase to 6 laying hens soon. thank for your comments.
     

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