Shipping crate coops... post yours please?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ms. Cluckingly, May 12, 2010.

  1. Ms. Cluckingly

    Ms. Cluckingly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So our main coop is done and the girls are living there now, BUT I just procured two wood shipping crates and LOTS of free nice looking pallets and I'm inspired to create an addition to our coop so the girls have more room. I know there are tons of shipping crate and pallet coops here, but sifting through all the threads to find them is getting tiresome. Can you all post your shipping crate coops and pallet coops here, so they are in one place? I need inspiration!! [​IMG]
     
  2. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    [​IMG] Can't wait to see these.....
     
  3. Violinist4lyfe

    Violinist4lyfe Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait to see them too, I have a yard full of pallets, 7 week old chickens still in the house and a creativity block on how to get a coop built. [​IMG]
     
  4. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    Here are some of the crates I will use to build tractors. I have one made already but am having technical issues w/ my camera...hope to get it tommorrow to the thread.

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    I found a company that gave these away, and the beautiful part was they were on my commute to work! I am going to pick up 2 more tommorrow ( I think I have 12 now!!)
     
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  5. Ms. Cluckingly

    Ms. Cluckingly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! I'd really like to see how you convert these!! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my beautiful coop that my DH made last weekend. It is made out of a shipping crate for an 18-wheeler hood!!! (DH is a diesel tech.) [​IMG] The extra wood came from a deconstructed pallet! All we had to buy was hardware and chicken wire. Total of about $30 [​IMG]
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  7. hueghy

    hueghy Out Of The Brooder

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    I built mine out of pallets... Does that count? I did spend a little money cus I found cedar siding on craigslist but it really dressed up the pallet coop a lot!
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    It does feel really good to take a pile of ugly pallets and make a nice looking coop though. Good job on yours...A little to cold for an open coop like that here.
     
  8. hueghy

    hueghy Out Of The Brooder

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    The two compost bins in the garden behind the coop are made from pallets too!
     
  9. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we live in south alabama and it is already 90 degrees here so the open coop is almost necessary here for good ventilation!
     
  10. Ms. Cluckingly

    Ms. Cluckingly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are great inspiration! Let's keep em coming please?![​IMG]
     

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