Thinking about a Pallet Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlienChick, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're thinking about building a pallet coop only because we have easy access to pallets.
    There are LOTS of pallet coop ideas here on BYC.

    My question is for those of you who do have pallet coops... Would you do it again?

    Or do you think it is easier or better to just build out of store-bought wood?

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanx a bunch!!

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  2. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    well we build a large in barn coop out of pallets and a run with the pallets too.

    because the coop was int he barn I did not need a top, they don't even climb up in the rafters so I didn't want the roof. it worked out well, and the run is strong. But Dh and I are redoing the coop to free up the barn. the chickens have a 12x11 foot coop. We at the time didn't have the money to buy the wood etc...and even if we had no one to build it cause Dh was out of town and I had both kids with me all the time. So this spring, as soon as the snow goes away dh is building a new coop.

    would I do pallets again, sure I would, but because we are renovating the house and the outside of the barn we want our coop to match. However we never took the pallets apart, we only used good pallets and then added wire to the outside and tin on the inside that goes straight into the ground. I have seen pallet coops that look amazing, but it took them a lot of time to deconstruct the pallets, but once they placed them together and built the coop and painted it, the coop looked amazing.

    good luck with your project, please post pics when done :)
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply.
    We would like to use the entire pallet (no taking them apart).
    Just attach them all together.
    And we'd like a large coop, so we'd be attaching several together.
    But our goal is to keep the pallets intact and just use plywood (and wire) over them.




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