Had a really productive coop-building day today Planning on painting first thing in the morning (well, after breakfast) to give it time to dry before the chance of rain later in the afternoon. Roof is all framed up, but it turns out that I don't have the 1/4" drill bit I need to predrill the holes in the corrugated roofing panels, so it's another trip back to Home Depot for me at some point tomorrow.
Not quite sure how I'm going to get the roof up there once it's done though... think we might have to enlist the neighbor's help since my 5' tall, 140lb (9mo pregnant) frame isn't going to be much help! Didn't really realize that raising a 4'-6' tall (with roof pitch) coop 2 feet off the ground would turn into something SO tall, lol.
Oh, speaking of the roof, I got clear plastic corrugated roofing thinking that in the winter it will really help with light and warmth, but didn't really consider how hot it would make the coop during the summer. The coop is VERY well ventilated for summer time (pallet walls covered in hardware cloth, plus 2 screened windows), but should I consider putting a tarp or something over the roof for shade until the weather gets cooler?