Chicken Hutch / January 23, 2018 / Maryellen.
To be honest there are many awesome chicken coops available out there but some of them come with high price tag. And for most people like us those coops are just not affordable. Therefore the idea of building a chicken coop from pallets makes a perfect idea. Mainly because it is much more affordable so we can save money to buy additional supplies to raise the chickens.
Materials To Have. To start the project the must-have materials include: hinges materials for roost and nesting boxes materials for the roof chicken wire door latch scrap wood and pallets. The tools include tape measure a level hand saw or sawzall screws and an impact drill.
Step by Step Building Process. Hunt for scrap wood and pallet. Since we use pallets as main materials to build the coop we should find the pallets or scrap wood first. Go around to local business for instance to get the cheaper pallets. It should be in enough amount because the pallets will be stacked two high. Lay the groundwork. Before laying make sure you have decided on the size of the coop’s perimeter. Then you can start laying the groundwork. In this case use the screws and cordless power tools. The dimension should match the coop’s size.
Put pallets to use. Now it’s time to start the building. First of all build the pallet walls by starting with first pallet row. The pallets should be screwed into wooden perimeter. To make thing easier use pallets with same size. Then continue with the second row of pallets and the third row. The roof. Roof is important so it should be suitable which means it gives proper protection for the chickens so they can stay dry. Any rood is good like the metal roof.
Shut front door The coop needs a front door. In this case use the pallets or wood scraps. Make sure to make door for human access as well in case of cleaning and maintenance. Add decor You want the coop looks good? Add some décor.