What about a SMALL pallet coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HaikuHeritageFarm, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen lots of coops for larger numbers of birds requiring many pallets and much disassembling and re-assembling. Has anyone made a coop for just a few birds, using intact pallets? Thinking maybe something about 4'x4', or the size of one pallet, squared. I'm not very good with building, though and when I try to make things of my own creation, it always seems to produce unusable results thanks to unforeseen issues.

    If you've made a small coop with pallets, I would LOVE to see it!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    That would work fine, depending on your weather.

    I have one made outta the kids' Little Tikes playhouse. It would be about the same size as your pallet coop.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I think there are some on BYC. I will try to find some links for you.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I made one that is 2 pallets long and one pallet wide. I have no pallets in the front, it's open fronted as in wire covered. It's pretty rough looking but very serviceable and sturdy. I'll try to get a pic in a bit.
     
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  5. auto5man

    auto5man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out this thread....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=550804&p=1

    Lots of pictures scroll through....one coop in particular made with two intact pallets as the sides seems to be just the ticket for what you are thinking about...looks easy, simple and functional and about 4x4 feet approx.

    Hope this helps.

    Dave
     

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