wooden pallets

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mastiffs07, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. mastiffs07

    mastiffs07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I see that a few people use them but I have a few questions. I'm planning on getting my first chickens this spring. Where I work medical supplies are delivered on the wooden pallets. Think these are ok? I read that wooden pallets can be bad for the chickens. How do they hold up to northeast winters?
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know why they would be bad. They're free so if they don't hold up many years, who cares?
    Just make sure your design doesn't have gaps more than 1/2 inch or weasels/mink can get in.
     
  3. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My painted pallet coop is going on its 6th solid year. It depends on how it is used... Keep it high and dry and it wont leave you high and dry.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Or low and wet. [​IMG]
     

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