Recently we have started building a new chicken coop out of recycled materials and free pallets. We started off with around 20 pallets and the coop will be 5' times 4', a little over 7 feet tall in the front and a little over 5 feet in the back. There will be 5 nesting boxes with access on the outside, roost bars, and easy access to cleaning since it will be tall enough to walk in the front part of the coop. I'm not sure what the dimensions of the run will be yet, because I'm not following any plans. This coop will be the home to 6 happy chickens! Day 1: On the first day, the hardest part was carrying all the pallets to the work space and taking the ones we needed apart. To do the floor we used 5 old 2' by 4's and cut the length of the front and back side to 5 feet and the sides to 4 feet. After screwing them together we took the wood from a pallet and screwed the planks in as the floor. We set the floor on top of 4 cinder blocks so the wood won't rot. Day 2: On the second day, we had to take apart the pallets with long enough 2' by 4's for the length of the walls. In the back it is about 5 feet and in the front about 7 feet. We also had to cut notches in the bottom to make them fit in the floor (we cut notches in the floor pieces too). After we did that we put 2 pieces of the same length on top of the wooden posts, this will later be cut at an angle. This is all we got done on day 2. That's all we have done so far, I will keep you updated from day to day!