Pallet Coop cost $0!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChrisS, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. ChrisS

    ChrisS In the Brooder

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    I built this coop from scraps of wood on the side of the road. What do you think?
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  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I have a 4000 sft barn full of pallets must build breeding pens like that!! Great job!!!!
     
  3. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Awesome!!! [​IMG]

    I almost picked up more pallets today, then decided that my pallet doggy foyer still needs the flappy door attached, and the pallet duckhouse is not nearly done - perhaps this weekend.

    Still - I had to buy some 'sheet wood', but the major expense for me has been hardware - screws and hurricane ties and whatnot. My doggy foyer cost me $25, and my duckhouse is running $100. I did buy wood, paint, and some hardware at Restore, but it was not free. [​IMG]

    With Irene coming, I think I have convinced myself that a real coop (rather than this hutch) is needed for winter.
     
  4. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

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    Hi from Ga. [​IMG] I like it'
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

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    I would replace that chicken wire with hardware cloth. Raccoons can rip through that chicken wire. Or reach through. That is great that you did that for 0$, but I really would invest in predator proofing a little more. JMO. Good luck. Are you in the path of the storm? I would secure it down.
     
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Actually, I am trying to figure out what looks like it has 4 legs and is hinged. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChrisS

    ChrisS In the Brooder

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    The chicken wire will be replaced either tomorrow or Monday, I just used what I had around to keep the chickens in for a few nights. And the thing with legs is the door, its a small pallt and those are the legs I didn't cut off. Thanks everybody!!
     
  8. kfacres

    kfacres Songster

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    good thing you live where it's warm, and your worry is rain.... that wouldn't be worth a darn in our winters...
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:That looks like the door/ramp part. Fold it down to make the ramp so the hens can exit.
     
  10. Flyboy718

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