Pallet coop progress. . . 3 walls up. . pic

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by snooptwomey, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    96"(8ft) by 80"(roughly 6.5ft) and 80" tall. Plastic pallet floor. I have an exterior door I am installing on the open walled side, than I will put in the rest of that wall, and ceiling. Install 3 nesting boxes and sleeping quarters, than fence in the approx 50ft by 50ft run area. I have a smaller coop now just big enough for my 3, but I have 16 chicks in the house that I am keeping I think 7 of, maybe 8. Not sure, need to wait to see if 2 of the ones I want to keep are pullets. So this coop with 52 square feet of floor space will house 10 chickens or so, and 2 of them are Jersey Giants(1 pullet, 1 roo I believe). So plenty of room I think. I plan to have 2 roosters and 8 hens total. Oh yeah. . . . and 1 handsome weimeraner lol
     
  2. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, thanks for posting!
     
  3. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody have any suggestions for me at this stage? Like what to do for ceiling? I have planty of pallets, some shingles, roofing tar paper, and can get my hands on nsome 2x4's. I am trying to build for as close to free as possible. Got the pallets for free(by trash behind local business), got exterior door for free, got 4x4's that are the legs for free, some laminate hardboard sheets(4ft by 8 ft) qty 4 for free I will cover some of the interior walls with, and have a few others that have offered up free materials from old outbuildings, sheds, barns, etc. . . I have only bought two 1lb boxes fo nails(like $3 each), one 1lb box 3" screws($3), and a reciprocating saw($40) but this expense isnt strictly for the coop, it will be used for MANY home repairs/upgrades, so I dont mind that cost. I am NO wood worker so I dont want to try anything too difficult with the roof, but I want it to be good, and last.
     
  4. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks good! And if the chickens don't like it, maybe the dog would adopt it. Or maybe not, he/she probably prefers to be with you. I am impressed with your scrounging abilities. Well done!
     
  5. robynz

    robynz Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cool! I've got nothing to offer in advice (I'm getting ready to build my first coop as well) - but I love the idea. Plus, you have a beautiful helper :)
     
  6. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Freecycle and craigslist have been the source for most all the free materials too.
     
  7. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you've got a good start on it, Keep up the good work.
     

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