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Starting a Wooden Pallet coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tjbeckman, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. tjbeckman

    tjbeckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, we are going to be building a coop out of wooden pallets. I am wondering if anyone has had much luck with this? I am in Michigan and figuring that the pallets should provide enough of a wind break. I am planning to take them apart and place the boards together. Not leaving them slatted. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search for pallet coops, there are tons that I have seen on here, but can't remember any names right off the top of my head. Lots of people have put together some really nice coops this way. Good luck!
     
  3. tjbeckman

    tjbeckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been searching for them just wondered if they are really any good. I will give it a shot, a friend has 75 pallets for me... That should be more than enough LOL
     
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    How were you going to take of the slats? Sometimes pallets are great if left together, but they can fall apart pretty quick if you try to disassemble them. I would leave all the slats and just cover with your sheeting of choice if you don't want them to look like pallets. However, it really depends on the quality of your pallets.
     
  5. Brucepierce

    Brucepierce Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a sawzall to cut the nails...so I cut behind the boards to free them off the pallet...
    I tried removing them with pry bars and nail pullers but that was a TON of labor...way to much work...good luck
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Ive built 2 pallet coops and am working on my 3rd right now. The pallets work fantastic as floors and walls and I leave mine together I dont break them down.

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    After this smallcoop served its purpose We added an addition on using more pallets as the additional framing and made the chicken coop pictured below.
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    And Pallet coop number 3 is still a work in progress But I know exactly how I want it to turn out
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  7. David Co11ins

    David Co11ins New Egg

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    My wife and I decided to venture into building a coop from pallets and so far, so good IMHO. We are not finished with the run and a few things on the coop but you can see our progress.
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  8. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those all look great! I was just wondering the other day what the cheapest way to build another coop would be:)
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Those are all awesome coops, We just built a new coop as well!!!
     
  10. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the Pallet coop finished Cost me a total of $15
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