I like the idea of re-using old unused materials to create something useful so I decided to build a new coop from scratch out of old pallets. The idea from the start was to create a shabby chic style coop that was clearly upcycled and the raw materials were still recognisable to add charm to my project. I started out with several pallets which were very difficult to pry apart and built the wooden frame. I even managed to re-use the nails from the pallets. Next, I added the wooden slats for the sides leaving room for a door. I built a frame for a droppings board to slide in and out of and a perch from an old broom handle. Then I created the droppings board from some OSB board. Then I made a ladder. I built a nest box on the back with some more board. Then finally, my wife painted it white to give it a new lease of life. It took me a long time but it was worth it!