Pallet coop plans on MPC

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TLM, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. TLM

    TLM In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Sacramento, CA

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    It looks like a fairly good design to me.
  3. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
  4. werecatrising

    werecatrising Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
    I bought the plans and looked at them for inspiration, then did it my own way.
  5. TLM

    TLM In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    I was thinking the same thing. Buy the plans for inspiration and go from there, possibly using some materials I already have.

    Thanks for the thoughts! I'm going to purchase the plans.
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    This is an excellent web site. They build a chicken coop out of pallets and a shed. I like.

  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    neat, im trying to find a way to make a coop in my garage with a run outside, this looks easy and i know where to get pallets.

  8. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Songster

    Oct 30, 2009
    North Alabama
    I bought the plans but have not attempted to construct anything as of yet.
    The one con I found was trying to find pallets! I thought they were free but you cannot find them anywhere.
    Everyone sends them back to the manufacturer. I would check pallet availability first, but the plans look pretty great to me!
  9. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2009
    Westford, MA
    I saw the same plans on mypetchicken and was seriously considering getting them but I wasn't sure about pallets. I've seen a lot on Craigslist. Also, after looking at the sheds on I started to google other sites.

    This site
    some ticklers on the types of businesses that may have pallets.

    1) tile stores
    2) heavy equipment repair depots
    3) machinery dealers
    4) Motorcycle dealers
    5) Snowmobile dealers
    6) Major appliance dealers
    7) Tool & die shops
    8) Machine shops
    9) Paint stores
    10) Brickyards
    11) Custom window & door builders
    12) Electrical supply houses

    Stores like Walmart use a pallet service – in other words, they want their pallets back. It’s likely too that they’re building pallets out of very very very cheap pine. You don’t want those.

    As a general rule, ask before you take pallets that aren’t leaning up against a dumpster. If they’re piled by the side of a building and you’re pawing through them you’re probably stealing. Just make sure you ask before you take anything.
  10. billybob107

    billybob107 In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2009
    Quote:Finding Pallets can be a problem, I made a compost bin out of some pallets a few weeks ago. I would suggest you check craigslist there are a lot of business that want to get them out of there area so check there. Another place I found some great pallets was at a nursery. Got some great pallets made from solid oak, they had them left over from landscaping rocks. But as someone stated above a lot of places go with the pallet deposit system, just got to hunt around, but you will find some.

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