What would you do if you had a bunch of old pallets laying around? The answers would differ from person to person. Some might make neat bookshelves out of them while others might burn them to keep warm, still others might use them to make a composting area. However, forum user Acuario decided he was going to build a chicken coop.
There are no plans available for the coop. Acuario just took a bit of time to think it out ahead of time and went to work. He even claims to be pretty bad with woodworking.
The tools he used to build the chicken coop are:
- tape measure
- electric screwdriver (drill with a bit)
- set square
- staple gun
This article isn’t really intended as a DIY article exactly. But, the design is relatively simple and should be able to be followed from the many pictures below.
Starting with a pile of pallets.
Build the sides up with posts at each corner to nail to.
Don’t forget to add an opening for the chickens!
A sheet of plastic was used to help keep rain out of the coop.
Easy access to the coop.
The chickens seem to like it. It is certainly better than what they can build on their own.
To see more details of the build you can check out Actuario’s forum thread on the chicken coop.