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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hunterlauren93, Aug 2, 2011.
A video about taking apart pallets
here is our pallet coop...it can be done...floors, walls and roof structure, all made of pallets...siding & floor boards also...took us a few weekends but it's complete. we also built a duck coop with pallets...the hardest thing about them is taking them apart. We used a sawzall. Labor of love I tell ya. I can't post all the pictures , they're on another computer but if you'd like to see more there on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsWithFowl
FWF312 Great looking pallet coop. Do you have any plans to finish off the inside? I'm making a raised pallet coop right now but not as large,
Do you have any other photos of your coop Lark Rise?? It is fantastic and we would like to 'borrow' the design.
Some great pallet ideas here. We were going to get an already planned coop from e-bay or with other ideas from library books, but we are really liking the pallet ideas. And these look so fantastic, not like a cheap piece of China thin-wood junk we've see advertised on so many places!
We didn't use any plans ..just went with what we had & built. We do have more pictures on our FB page.... https://www.facebook.com/FriendsWithFowl.
My brother gifted his daughter with a clutch of baby chicks and once out of the brooder we needed summer housing to accommodate the growing pullets, sort of a grow-out facility. Instead of pallets I rescued a bureau off the street, and removed the drawers and supporting crosspieces to give me a ready made 5 sided container.
I knocked the top of the dresser loose and raised the front by the width of a 2x4 replacing the top and providing some slant to shed water.
I build a door of framing lumber covering the whole front of the dresser and installed hardware cloth wire on the door so the coop would be predator proof - the door was hinged on the bottom with a lock on the top...
In the morning I'd release the top lock and the front wall/door of the coop became a ramp for the chickens to run down to enjoy their pen.
My niece loved to be the one to let down the ramp/door and watch the chooks compete for bugs and worms in their pen.
Not a permanent housing choice, for sure, but for about three hours work and the cost of a couple of hinges and a latch we had a safe cheap enclosure until the permanent coop could be built.
If you had some tough leather like from a workbelt and some roofing nails you can save the cost of the hinges- the leather is flexible and makes a good servicible hinge- I used that as hinges on my homemade rabbit cage doors when I was young and without funds for store bought hardware.
Very quick and easy to install - no chiseling to reset hinges or drilling pilot holes - just cut leather belt into squares and pound in the shingle nails.
I cut a 2x4 the length of the dresser and using drywall screws attached it to the two sidewalls of the dresser about a foot off the floor - just to give the chicks something to sit on at night .
All of these designs and ideas are awesome!! I'm planning on using pallets and as much free wood as possible. Does anyone have and ideas on what I could use to insulate it? Maybe something to stuff down the middle of the pallets?
Now, for all you folks making coops out of pallets, my hats off to you, but what are you going to do next? Mayb this will give you some inspration...from boxes to houses!