Would this be possible??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Morgan7782, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Just realized that I have a darn near unlimited supply of wood pallets (FREE) from my brother and his work! DUH! I was thinking I would be spending over a grand on a shed to convert to a coop, but now maybe there is another way!!

    My question: Would it be possible to build a 8x6 ft coop out of pallet wood? Except probably roof (any idea's do share). Thanks!
     
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why not~~I've built lots of things from used pallets.
    Just be sure that the pallets weren't used for any type of hazardous material storage.

    Good luck & happy building
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I will ask my brother what they were used for, I think it was boxes of nails or something. They build metal.. Things. ::shrugs:: Not sure what exactly lol but I will ask!

    I have done a search on pallet coops but so far have only found smaller coops. I would one at least 6x8. I am so excited and thrilled to find a way to do this for cheaper because I am pretty broke right now lol aren't we all?? My chickens will be so happy to have a big coop!
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    If you bought the framing materials and used the pallet boards for everything else it might be worth the trouble of pulling them apart for such a large coop. The framing part might be tough using pallets.
     
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  6. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    What sort of framing would be required? Would a wood frame be too flimsy? Any framing idea's would be wonderful! I don't mind doing the work, especially since it's a definate need. I have 5 hens sharing two coops at the moment [​IMG] this chicken addiction thing is AWFUL! lol!

    So any frame idea's would be great! And any other input regarding large pallet coops.
     
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    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Quote:THAT is a great site! Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    look through all the recent threatds in this forum(last couple days)... I just saw one that someone was building using pallets and it was pretty big and awesome. i will try to find it too....
     
  10. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Quote:WOW! I clearly have not been thinking out of the box on this one. I bookmarked that site. [​IMG]
     

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