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20 Free DIY Pallet Chicken Coop Plans You Can Today

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Chicken Coop by Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens can be a great way to supply your family with a never-ending supply of fresh eggs. Not only is this a cost-effective and sustainable way of living, but it’s also a healthy approach for your family. Of course, you’ll need to build a coop for your chickens to stay in, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot to work well. In fact, you could make it out of recycled pallets like the following 20 pallet chicken coop plans that you can DIY today.

1. DIY Pallet Chicken Coop by Kings Wild Project

You may not be able to tell by the end result, but the DIY Pallet Chicken Coop by Kings Wild Project is built from recycled old pallets! It’s a great looking coop with metal roofing to ensure that no water gets inside. There’s a small ramp to allow the chickens entry and the entire thing can be built for a minimal investment.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1-3 days

2. Pallet Chicken Coop by The Homesteading Boards

Made inexpensively from old pallets, this Pallet Chicken Coop by The Homesteading Boards looks excellent and keeps your birds safe from the elements and any hungry predators. The plans include step by step detailed instructions to help you get from a materials list to a finished chicken coop with minimal effort. It’s a bit of an in-depth build, but the result is definitely worth the work you put into it.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 2-4 days
Pallet Chicken Coop by The Homesteading Boards

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3. How to Build the Best Pallet Chicken Coop Ever. by Our LIfe At Hidden Meadow Farm

If you have many chickens or you just want to give your fowl plenty of space, then you need a larger chicken coop like the Best Pallet Chicken Coop Ever by Our Life at Hidden Meadow Farm. It’s got enough room for many birds inside, and the finished product looks excellent as well. This project is a bit of an undertaking since it’s so large, so only experienced DIYers should attempt this one.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 3-5 days

4. Build A Pallet Wood Chicken Coop by Farmaid

What’s interesting about this Pallet Wood Chicken Coop by Farmaid is that you can predrill and cut everything wherever is convenient, then move it and assemble it where you want your chicken coop to stand. That’s what the original makers did, drilling everything in their kitchen! The result is an awesome-looking chicken coop that’s going to last for many years.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 3-5 days
Build A Pallet Wood Chicken Coop by Farmaid

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5. DIY Pallet Chicken Coop or Hen House by Easy Pallet Ideas

In this DIY Pallet Chicken Coop or Hen House, more than just the chicken coop is constructed from pallets. The entire fence for the chickens’ area is made from pallets! It’s a great way to give your birds plenty of space without spending much money. And it even looks cool too.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 2-4 days
DIY Pallet Chicken Coop or Hen House by Easy Pallet Ideas

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6. How to Build a Chicken Coop for Free by Morning Chores

We all want to save money, and by using pallets and following the steps from How to Build a Chicken Coop for Free, you can build one that’s so cheap, it’s almost free. You will still need to get a few extra things though, such as chicken wire and some hinges. But the walls are all made from pallets, so if you’ve got some laying around, you’re just about ready for this build.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 1-2 days
Chicken Coop for Free by Morning Chores

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7. DIY Chicken Coop From Pallet Wood by Lady Lee’s Home

This DIY Chicken Coop From Pallet Wood by Lady Lee’s Home was made from pallets that were sourced for free off Craigslist. There were also some 4×4 beams used for support, but it’s mostly made from pallets. It’s tall enough for a person to stand inside and is made entirely from natural materials.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 1-3 days
Chicken Coop From Pallet Wood by Lady Lee’s Home

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8. Pallet Chicken Coop by Summers Acres

The Pallet Chicken Coop by Summers Acres is a sturdy building that’s raised up on a cinder block foundation. It’s made almost entirely from pallets with a few 2X4s for support. It’s large enough to walk in and can hold many birds comfortably.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1-2 days
Chicken Coop by Summers Acres

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9. Chicken Coop From a Pile of Pallets by The Shed and Beyond

For a more compact shed that looks great, check out this Chicken Coop From a Pile of Pallets by The Shed and Beyond. It’s a simple but effective design that offers the chickens both indoor and outdoor space. The front door locks from the outside and you can paint it to look however you want.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1 day
Chicken Coop From a Pile of Pallets by The Shed and Beyond

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10. Chicken Coop for Less than $20.00

You can build this Chicken Coop for Less than $20.00. Even better, you can easily do it in a weekend. It offers your birds some outdoor grazing area as well as protection from the elements in an upper chamber. It’s pretty simple to build and requires minimal tools or experience to complete.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Time to Build: 1 day
Chicken Coop for Less than $20.00

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11. Pallet Project Chicken Coop by The Wilson World

Just because you’re building a chicken coop out of pallets doesn’t mean it has to be small. This Pallet Project Chicken Coop by The Wilson World is a large chicken coop that’s big enough to be a storage shed! It’s even got windows to give your fowl some proper lighting. There are large doors on the side for people and a smaller door on the front with a ramp for the chickens. This build is a bit more time-consuming than many of the others, but that’s partly because of its larger size.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 2-4 days
Chicken Coop by The Wilson World

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12. DIY Pallet Shed by Charles and Hudson

Building with pallets doesn’t mean that your building must look like it was built with pallets. This DIY Pallet Shed is large enough to house as many chickens as you could want, but you’d never guess that it was made from recycled pallet wood. It’s tall enough for you to walk around inside with ease, and your chickens will have plenty of room to roam around inside as well.

Pallet Shed by Charles and Hudson

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13. How to Build a Chicken Coop From Pallets by A Vision to Remember

If you want to build an inexpensive chicken coop that looks like it was purchased for a high price, then check out How to Build a Chicken Coop From Pallets by A Vision to Remember. It looks like a high-dollar coop that was built by professionals, but it’s an affordable coop that was built from pallet wood. The end product looks so good that no one would ever guess it’s built from recycled materials.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 2-4 days
Chicken Coop From Pallets by A Vision to Remember

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14. Pallet Chicken Coop by Instructables

This Pallet Chicken Coop by Instructables is completely weatherproof, providing your chickens with ample protection. It’s a more compact shed that won’t take up too much space, but it’s still got plenty of room for several chickens to live in luxury. It’s made almost entirely from old pallets that were covered with cedar shakes to make the structure weatherproof.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1-2 days
Pallet Chicken Coop by Instructables

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15. How To Build A DIY Chicken Coop From Pallets by Roots and Wings Furniture

Learn How To Build A DIY Chicken Coop From Pallets and provide your chickens with a comfortable and safe living area that will cost you next to nothing to build. Even the base is made from pallet wood, as well as the walls, which were then covered with plywood to keep the birds protected from the elements.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1 day
Chicken Coop From Pallets by Roots and Wings Furniture

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16. Chicken Coop Out of Recycled Pallets by Pallet List

Make This Chicken Coop Out of Recycled Pallets and give your chickens indoor and outdoor space without investing too much money. The main coop is covered in plywood and has a metal roof to keep things simple and cost-effective while providing plenty of protection for your birds.

Chicken Coop Out of Recycled Pallets by Pallet List

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17. Chicken Coop Made With 4X8 Wood Pallets by Backyard Chickens

This Chicken Coop Made With 4X8 Pallets takes building with pallets to a new level. It’s packed with extras such as nesting boxes for your birds. It’s very large, providing your chickens with plenty of space, and you can even stand up inside. When it’s finished, it looks amazing, and you can’t even tell that it’s made from recycled pallets.

Chicken Coop Made With 4X8 Wood Pallets by Backyard Chickens

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18. DIY Pallet Chicken Coop by A Ranch Mom

Small yet spacious with a metal roof to keep your chickens safe from the elements, this DIY Pallet Chicken Coop by A Ranch Mom is an inexpensive project that you can build from old wooden pallets. It’s got a large door that an adult can fit in if needed, and natural light from a piece of clear roofing used in the ceiling. It’s got a rustic look if left natural, or it can be painted to modernize it a bit.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Time to Build: 1-3 days
DIY Pallet Chicken Coop by A Ranch Mom

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19. Judy’s Free Pallet Chicken Coop by Backyard Chickens

Underneath the finished vinyl siding, Judy’s Free Pallet Chicken Coop is actually made almost entirely out of recycled wood from pallets that Judy got for free. This is a very large chicken coop, so the pieces had to be joined to make boards long enough for floor joists! If you gather up enough pallets, you could also build this chicken coop for just the cost of a few materials like shingles and siding.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 3-5 days
Judy’s Free Pallet Chicken Coop by Backyard Chickens

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20. Heather’s Recycled Pallet Chicken Coop by One Hundred Dollars A Month

Heather’s Recycled Pallet Chicken Coop looks more like a chicken palace than a coop! It’s a great way to help your chickens live their best lives without spending too much money on it. The pallet base of the coop is raised up on cinder blocks. Pallet walls are encased in T1-11 siding to keep it weatherproof. If you’ve never done a project like this before, it could possibly take you eight weeks as it did for Heather, the original maker. But if you have some DIY experience already, you can probably get it done in one week or less.

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced
  • Time to Build: 1 week
Heather’s Recycled Pallet Chicken Coop by One Hundred Dollars A Month

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