Top 5 Easy Pallet Chicken Coop Ideas
One of the easiest ways to save money is by building a pallet chicken coop.
By building a pallet chicken coop you can save anywhere from $300-$500. After all, one reason you probably want to raise chickens is to save money on eggs and meat. Might as well start saving at the beginning! We have built all of our chickens coops primarily from pallets. Here is the size and total cost of our pallet chicken coop:
- 8x10x5 total cost $65. Money spent on rolled roofing and plywood for walls & door. We used pallets for framing and the floor.
- 8x5x5 total cost $45. Same as above ^
- 4x5x4 total cost $10. We used pallets and leftovers from the above projects. Never throw anything away!
We have 2 other coops and a few grow out pens, but you get the idea.
Here are some of the easiest DIY Pallet chicken coops around.
- A raised chicken coop from pallets – this style chicken coop allows you to create a luxurious raised effect with a few pallets, 2×4’s and some wire. This is a fantastic way to keep your chickens up away from predators during the night time hours.
- A Simple Fenced in Chicken Coop – this is by far the easiest DIY pallet style coop where you essentially create a rectangular or square shape location for your chickens to graze in. You may want to add some pieces of 2×4 lumber for more stability of pallets, but they aren’t necessary.
- A Replica House – a super cute idea, by far, use pallets to create a replica house for your chicken coop complete with wired windows to make sure you have backyard chickens roosting in style.
- Easy Pallet Coop – this option requires a plywood roof but is an open concept pallet coop for your backyard chickens to roost in, making it easy for you to collect eggs.
- A Basic Chicken Coop from Pallets – this is a pretty basic chicken coop that looks appealing if you are into a rustic look. This unique style has drawers to roost in as well as uses hay to keep the inside of coop warm for chickens.
Whatever type of DIY pallet chicken coop you go with, remember that your chickens will need about an 12 square foot space per six chickens; of course you can go larger than that to provide ample space for your hens. We always recommend that.
Remember to secure your chicken coop from predators at all angles including the floor where rats can sneak up in. When making your own coop take into consideration the ease of cleaning, roost space, nest boxes and flow of the coop. There will be days when your chickens can not (or won’t) go outside, you want them to be comfortable.