Street Use

Clothes Dryer Chicken Coop

Here’s one way to keep your chickens dry. Pete Betchik of Madison on the Lake, Ohio built a chicken shelter using found materials. “The frame is made from wooden pallets, the roof also is pallet wood. The sides are old steel shelves. The inside is lined with old pizza boxes, the nest box was once used to ship fresh fish to market, and the front door was an industrial clothes dryer front.”


Posted on April 10, 2009 at 9:51 am | comments

  • Mr. Natural

    I used stainless steel commercial dryer doors as portholes in my 2 12′ wide “barn door” garage doors.

  • @frugalforlife

    I love this type of recycling, very original.

  • Renee

    How clever! Recycling at it’s best!

  • Jimmy

    I love it, this is brilliant, I’m all for recycling,
    I made a recessionary chicken coop myself back in June from an old wooden box(pallet size) Will post photos soon on you tube, tell me what you think? Reply with your email address and I’ll tell you when it is up there for viewing. We have four hens ourselves and they supply us with 28 eggs a week!

  • Jessica

    This is great! I’m in the process of making a grow out coop/broody pen and I used pallets for the frame. I just need to finish the roof which I will be making using 2 pallets and then I’m gonna use tin to cover it all up. I love this you’ve done an excellent job :)


    This is fabulous! The biggest challenge is keeping those chickens safe from predators, and I do not think a fox could get into that clothes dryer if her wanted to! Like a safe for your chickens! I assume they can breathe in there….It could be made so much cuter also.

  • stinkbig

    I don’t know if I’d want to be this guys neighbor, but a clever idea. Any banjos there to serenade the chickens with?

  • Rob

    Save time: Put ‘em on spin for scrambled eggs!

  • Lisa

    After our move to the country, my husband spent almost $300 for a chicken coop for 10 hens. He has been pinning away for a coop that would hold more birds that is about $1200. I loved showing him the cheaper alternative. Thanks for the photo