Pallet Coop Add-on...Almost Done (1-25-09)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chix-in-GA, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the recent growth of my flock...blamed on the close proximity of the Lake City Poultry Show...I am forced, yeah forced, to expand my coops to accomodate.

    I decided, that with all the pallets available, I would use them to add on to my existing coop. So...Here are a few pics of the progress made today. It is just the beginning but here we go.

    The structure so far is going to be the bottom of the coops. They will be raised off the ground and fenced in around the bottom to provide some shade during the warm days here in the south. The run will extend out the length of the run next to it.

    I dunno...we will see how it comes together. I will post updatd pics as I go. [​IMG]

    The first pallets in place
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    My Daughter inspecting the progress!
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    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  2. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    a coop made out of pallets ???

    I might have to copy your idea when we move and I can get as many chickens as I want. [​IMG]
     
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  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool ...Keep us updated....and the photo's are great....
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Great idea, can't wait to see the rest! [​IMG]
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Great idea!!! Can hardly wait to see the updates.
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  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great !!!!
     
  7. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This work thing is really getting in the way of my coop building! [​IMG]

    Well here is the progress I was able to make this afternoon. Not much more but it is coming together.

    Enjoy the pics.

    added some more floor space. Had some of the 4X4 pieces left over from when I did my fence. Also collected some from construction sites in the area. Dumpster diving is cool! [​IMG]
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    Still need to trim the OSB to fit. Lumber has come down some so I thought I would make a nice floor (OSB $5.25 per sheet)
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    Started fitting the wall pallets. I will cut pop doors out of these for the chickens to get into the run. I have been collecting siding scraps from residential construction sites in the area to finish the coops with. It is amazing how much stuff builders waste!
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    Just another angle.
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    Thanks for looking and I will update I get further along. [​IMG]
     
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  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. J&KV

    J&KV Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking good, can't wait to see more![​IMG]
     
  10. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coming from experience ask before u dumpster dive bc I was told it's a federal offense and good work it's lookin good. And where is Nashville,ga?
     
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