Sonic's project; Chicken Run & Henhouse made from Pallets *updated*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sonic909, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. sonic909

    sonic909 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was offered 6 chickens for free so i decided to go for it and do it on the cheap... so i got some pallets and set to work.

    I had to buy some 2x2 batons for the frame work and a reel of mesh, but other than that this has cost me under £250 for EVERYTHING - when you compare that to some of the henhouse/runs pet shops sell its a bargain!

    The chickens arrived before i started the build, so they lived in a crate for 4 weeks!

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    Hope you like!

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Wow! You did an incredibly nice job. And it looks like a great setting for chickens.

    Great sign & cat.

    Imp
     
  3. barbieszoo

    barbieszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a lot of work, but it turned out awesome! Looks like your chickens love it!!
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] real nice job, I like how the pop door becomes a ramp and the free standing roost outside is nice!
     
  5. Lurken Turken

    Lurken Turken Out Of The Brooder

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    Very very nice![​IMG]
     
  6. beejentl

    beejentl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] That looks great! You did a fabulous job!
     
  7. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your coop has everything that I would want in mine. Great access, plenty of run space, concrete base, covered run, nice ramp and cozy shelter. Oh, and best of all, HAPPY girls!![​IMG] You have done a fabulous job and are to be commended!

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  8. sonic909

    sonic909 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Cheers, the door going down like that is because i don't intend to close it at night unless its really bad weather (wind/rain/cold) or if i need to open the run or take the roof panels off i can contain the birds inside.
    I didn't want it getting stuck up from lack of use or it dropping shut by mistake trapping the birds so i decided to do it drawbridge stylee!

    The outside roost might get added too... some form of climbing frame/entertainment! Its main purpose is so the birds can see over the wall and up our sloped garden - again more to see/enjoy.
     
  9. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations thats a right nice coop and run you have there [​IMG]
     
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reslly like it.looks very predator proo the way u inset it on the terrace. What did u use for the roof of the coop? Ur hens are lovely. Is that tarpaper? BTW [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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