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Originally Posted by Baymen Moe View Post
 

Slanted roof must start with two different wall heights, then you can set the rafters for the sheathing. Going into a lot of detail
would take a while so if you have more questions, ask away.

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how high are your side walls?  Looks like maybe 8 foot and 7 foot?   do you have other photos of your finished coop?   looks great!  

We live on the Great Egg Harbor River on the edge of the Pine Barrens, in NJ.  We have a small flock of Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams - our initial trio came from Jerry Foley, and now have some black Wyandotte bantams from James Konecny.  We are combining these lines for outcrossing - now on our fourth generation, with some decent results.  We are NPIP & AI certified and show occasionally. ...
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We live on the Great Egg Harbor River on the edge of the Pine Barrens, in NJ.  We have a small flock of Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams - our initial trio came from Jerry Foley, and now have some black Wyandotte bantams from James Konecny.  We are combining these lines for outcrossing - now on our fourth generation, with some decent results.  We are NPIP & AI certified and show occasionally. ...
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My apologies. Have not been on BYC for ages. Had a few notifications so figured I should make an appearance. I do have a my coop in the coops pages. The entire building process is shown. Been so long all I can say is look for it, Baymen Moe's coop. I think the wall heights are 8ft and 7. After all why waste cutting an 8ft 2x4 for the higher wall.

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thank you!  I'll check it out......

We live on the Great Egg Harbor River on the edge of the Pine Barrens, in NJ.  We have a small flock of Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams - our initial trio came from Jerry Foley, and now have some black Wyandotte bantams from James Konecny.  We are combining these lines for outcrossing - now on our fourth generation, with some decent results.  We are NPIP & AI certified and show occasionally. ...
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We live on the Great Egg Harbor River on the edge of the Pine Barrens, in NJ.  We have a small flock of Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams - our initial trio came from Jerry Foley, and now have some black Wyandotte bantams from James Konecny.  We are combining these lines for outcrossing - now on our fourth generation, with some decent results.  We are NPIP & AI certified and show occasionally. ...
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Originally Posted by PapaChaz View Post
 

couple of things:

1" higher on one wall isn't giving you enough fall to get good run off when it rains. You don't say where you live, but if you get any snow at all, when it melts it's not going to run off fast enough.

 

How wide is your coop going to be? because 2x4's won't hold a lot of weight even standing on edge, you didn't say how far apart you spaced them, but closer is better. Although even better would be to go with 2x6's or 2x8's. There are plenty of online videos available to watch on how to build a shed.

 

If you have a metal roofing dealer close by, you can get your metal panels from them cheaper than you can from the big box store, and they'll cut to the length you need.

 

Also another thing, if you're getting your materials from a big box store, IE: Home Depot or Lowes, they'll cut plywood or lumber to your dimensions if you need them to. When I built my coop, (see my build here:   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/955919/future-coop-and-run)

 

 I had them cut all my siding sheets to length for me, I only had to cut out the doors and windows, and a couple of rips long ways. I mostly just put them in place and nailed them up.


The plans call for about 8" of front to back difference, so I think 1' will be fin for runoff. I'm in Montana (406Jen is a hat tip to that) so good snow. The plan website has quite a few testimonials of happy coop owners living i heavy snow areas, and they only have 8" slant, so I'm confident with it.

 

The coop is 5'x9'. I lucked into metal roofing material through a contractor friend of mine, so the price was definitely right :).

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With the help of this thread, we built our run around our coop. Used sheet metal roofing is working perfectly to keep out the unwanted weather. Thanks for everyone's help in this thread. It definitely goes past just the original poster. smile.png
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