New here to this site and wanted to show our families progress of our journey to raising chickens! This whole endeavor started with us getting a small pot belly pig last year and then wanting our children to grow up with responsibilities and good fresh food. My wife and I have a 15 month girl(who loves animals) and another one on the way. So we decided to start the journey of raising chickens! We ordered 6 barred rocks the other day so need to get the ball rolling! I started looking at plans while at work for probably 16 hours, while I ended up drawing 4 or 5 different plans. So I ended up with this:
I then figured out all my lumber and supplies and took a trip to Lowes. Got out of Lowes for $857! Thankfully the man at the register charged me for 12 of the 5# 3" exterior screws when I only bought one, so got some money back there.
The structure is 8'x4'x6'. It will have a 9/12ish pitch roof at 38.4 degrees. It will sit a little over 2' off the ground on some blocks so if later I need to move it. This is my first time building anything like this so lets see how this goes, if there are any suggestions or questions please feel free to tell or ask!
Pre-construction right next to the pig pen.
South wall, 24" centers.
East entry where door will go and North wall with 16" centers. This wall is where the 3 coops will be going.
West wall 24" center where run opening will be and South wall again. You can see the east gable vent, there will also we a west one as well.
Roof framed out 9/12ish pitch, 38.4 degrees. 12" over hang on each end.
Sheathed with 3/8 plywood.
Tar paper on, shingles to come near the end. After this night we had a horrible storm come through and I had to move all the wood to the east side for the weight and took some 2x4's to brace structure from twisting to much and blowing over.
You can see the 3 coops here, leaned up against it is the roof that will have hinges to open. Siding is T1-11 siding panel.
More progress to show after this weekend. Hopefully I can get it finished in two days.