- Oct 7, 2008
My partner and I decided we would enjoy adding a very small flock of chickens to our family. So we set about planning our coop. We live in town and have a fenced yard, so a run isn't a big concern at this point. My goal was to build the entire structure without spending any money! I work for a wholesale company, so pallets galore! 2"x4" as well. So I used pallets for the frame and 2"x4" for the roof etc. Then we began getting the word out to our friends. A good friend donated some left over siding and T cut shingles from his house in storage and some plywood scraps. Everyone has been very supportive and helpful. We had to purchase a jig saw- the hand saw just wasn't cutting it, no pun intended. Our drill also went kaput and needed replacing. I purchased two boxes of different sizes screws and a large piece of plywood for the front side and door. Otherwise, our structure has been pretty cheap! So, it CAN BE DONE! We are eagerly awaiting spring and our new chicks!