No set plans, but implementing as we go :-)
What do you think so far?
Start with this...
To a foundation for 8'x8'
Next step after floor joists, squaring, leveling, concreting peirs, tar paper .. linoleum (what a pain)
Welcome! Starting at ground level; Since you've built a floor, rather than using the ground as a base, consider a hardware cloth skirt around the coop to prevent critters (and chickens!) from getting under it. Then, if you have a Habitat for Humanity Restore anywhere nearby, visit it for windows, doors, and stuff. You don't actually need windows, you can make openings with hardware cloth (make them large!) and then partially cover them with plastic in winter. Look at Woods coops; they are totally open on the south wall. Mary
so now I am firming up the interior design and could use some help.
It is about 8'x8' inside
front has (2) 18x36 windows and a door that will be "solid"
back has 16"x16" "floor level" opening that will let the chickens out
looking at front, the right side has a 36"x24" window
the left side has one 18"x36" window
I am thinking long nesting boxes on the "outside" on both the right and left sides (to match), using the studs to mark off individual boxes (about 5 each side)
I was thinking of having a storage "room" inside it to store food, etc but didn't want to cover nesting area or windows?
more nesting on the back wall, but use "inside nesting boxes" to save work/framing?
Right now I have 4 full size chickens and (6) ~9 week olds but want more... mainly for eggs