I went bigger and better.
My old one was 4'x4' and cramped for my five hens. My new one is 5'x7' and tall enough to walk in! But there is a problem, I built it a bit to tall and it looks out of place. So instead of posting pics of my new build. After Easter lunch i am going to surgically slice and lower it 8" . I will be posting pics of the build and the modifications.
the hens are trying to get used to there nesting boxes up instead of on the ground. I saw one fall out this morning and look up like "what happened?"
Fair warning when i do post the pics its just a raw building at the moment..it needs trim.
I had built all the sections in my garage over the past few months. I think it looks to tall myself.
the nesting boxers are not complete and where just a quick get it done for now thing.
Finnaly got the lowering done. I first supported the roof. Next i cut the studds from the top plates then cut them again 9" below that. I then carfully lowerd the roof using the supports. it looks a lot better i think. More of a squat look than a tall and skiny.
all I need to do is add the trim work
Edited by yellowirenut - 4/13/12 at 2:09pm