pallet coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SheilaM, May 23, 2011.

  1. SheilaM

    SheilaM Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not handy at all and I was wondering if I could use pallets for framework and put T1-11 on the outside for a coop for my silkies?
    Sheila
     
  2. WKYChick

    WKYChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lots of people use pallets, we just brought home a truck load of pallets and scrap wood to frame out our coop this week *egg-cited* then we are going to go round the outside with metal sheets, give lots of vents/windows, ease of access and external nest boxes [​IMG]
     
  3. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine made coops, hay racks, and hutches out of pallets. They have to be in cood condition (not rotting) but it is definitely a good idea.
    Google it ! Youll come across lots of pics !
     
  4. ruger22mama

    ruger22mama Out Of The Brooder

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    We used pallets for part of our coop (subfloor) and honestly, the hardest part was dissecting the pallets for the wood. Have fun putting it together!
     
  5. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    Port Angeles Wa
    Quote:Hi thats what my hubby did for my coop I love it here is a few pics
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  6. SheilaM

    SheilaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Cacklin Hen that is just what I meant.to use the pallets for the studs and cover them!! I"m not strong enough to tear them apart.
    Sheila
     
  7. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    If you need help just ask... It was really easy well i did have hubbys help but just ask away i have lots more pic also [​IMG]
     
  8. SheilaM

    SheilaM Out Of The Brooder

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    how did you fasten the pallets together and I'd love more pictures:D
     
  9. salvationfarms

    salvationfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hi thats what my hubby did for my coop I love it here is a few pics
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28795_pallet_chick_coop_002.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28795_pallet_chick_coop_009.jpg
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28795_pallet_chick_coop_001.jpg

    this is a really a nice looking coop do you have pics of the finished product ? and the interior would love to see it . trying to get some ideas. what did your husband use to keep the pallets standing?
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is very nice looking!

    Don't forget to consider predator-proofing around the edge if you are leaving a dirt floor (for example, burying or aproning out hardware cloth) to keep diggers out. Also rodents.
     

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