DIY Your Own Pallet Chicken Coop

Chickens have always been known as one of the great staples for any farm or moderate to large garden. They naturally plucked weeds, moved mulch, shredded compost, and dug holes. In short, chickens play a vital role in a large garden or farm.

So if that’s true, you can imagine the importance it is that they have a place to sleep that is safe from the weather and climate as well as any potential predators. In this guide, we break down how you can create your very own chicken coop for super cheap, only using wood pallets. Let’s get started!


  • Rope
  • Paint
  • Magnet Latches
  • Door Handles
  • Pallets
  • 18″ Square Glass
  • Cement Blocks
  • 1/2″ Plywood
  • Washers, Bolts, and Hex Nuts


  • Jig Saw
  • Power Drill
  • Wrench
  • Paint Brush


  1. First, bolt together 3 wooden pallets in order to create the “floor” for the chicken coop. They should be around 126 inches long and 42 inches wide all together.
  2. Next, use your jig saw to cut 8 rectangular holes under the pallets, each measuring out to 2×4 in size.These will be where you install and attach the legs using bolts.
  3. Place underneath each leg a cement block to keep it on proper foundational footing.
  4. Next up, get around 4 sheets of 1/2″ Plywood to cover the pallet sides. You’ll want to cut them in half in 4×4 squares. Rather than a glue, you will be holding the plywood to the walls by way of anchor bolts, hex nuts, and an outside washer bolt.
  5. Now that the sides are all covered, next is to add the nesting door. You’ll need to another piece of wood as well as door handles.
  6. Next, get to painting! Paint the coop whatever color you like. We personally are huge fans of a fairly simple steel gray but you can paint your coop however you likek.
  7. Finally, before adding the nesting material, use an 18″ piece of square glass on the outside to create a little window for you to look into with.
  8. Now, simply craft a walkway up into the house with the remaining wood pallets, add the rope to open and close off the walkway, add some chicken bedding into their home, and you’ve done it! You have now officially made your own chicken coop! May your gardens are farming be much more effective because of your new chicken home.

Thanks to Oklahoma History for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here