Free DIY Chicken Coop


| 4/11/2013 12:02:00 PM



With the chicks growing faster every day, we are in need of another coop.  Currently Solstice and Princess are living with the pigs and they typically bunker down in the pig houses for the night.  I wanted to make sure that when the chicks are moved to the pen, there is a coop that provides everything they need.

I definitely didn’t want to buy one, so I looked around at what we had available here on the homestead.  Luckily for us, we had plenty of pallets that were waiting patiently to be repurposed.

I used three pallets to make a three sided structure and secured with wood screws.

 sidepallet 

After the sides were secured, I found some sticks in the woods that would serve as their roosts.  I positioned them at different heights and secured in with a few wood screws.  



We had some scrap metal roofing laying around, so I decided to put it to good use and used a few pieces as a roof.  I secured to the pallets with roofing nails.