This is my first post on the forum but I’ve been reading articles for a while and have gained a lot of insight. I am almost finished with my coop build and thought I would share it with you all and offer the inexact building plans I made. Much of the measurements were adjusted on the spot and the rafters/gable ends were done in place so I don’t have plans for those. But if someone likes the coop and is interested in a starting point they’re welcome to the plans. Let me know what you think of the coop!
Wall framing plans (again, I only used this as a rough guide and didn't take lumber diameters into account, if you use this plan make sure you verify measurements)
One of my shepherds with our 2 week old chicks (8 weeks now)
Raised 2' off ground
Covered in vinyl for easier cleaning (my other shepherd checking on the progress)
I framed the walls in my shop and then brought them out to assemble
Shepherds think they got a new house
Painted, rafters ready to go up
Open soffits covered in hardware cloth for ventilation
Gable vents for ventilation
Chicken ramp, shutters, pop door and nesting boxes
Hanging nipple waterer and PVC 90 "no waste" feeder
I still need to shingle the roof and nesting box roof and add some more white trim but its weather tight and the chickens are living in there now! Pretty much everything I learned about chickens and whats needed for a coop was learned from this website. Such a great resource!