Starting my first coop from a 8X8 shed plan. I only plan on having 3 or 4 hens. this shed will be half coop & half for supplies.
Looks good! I always like to see people go with an 8x8, as it doesn't take that much more material, and the space most always turns out to be useful in one way or another. Smart plan!
Happiness is when you can look at your chickens and smile....
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
Flockwatching my little bunch of mutts, a favorite pastime.
If you live in a cold or rainy area, a wire roof is not a good idea. i would recommend a slightly tilted roof made out of asphalt roofing material. i own 8 chickens and hope this helps
I found some sites. hope this is useful to you.
As far as the height of the nest box goes, either 12" or 6" will work. The things to keep in mind.
Are you going to try a deep litter system? Make the nest box high enough to allow room for the litter on the floor of the coop.
The nest box MUST be lower than the perch. Otherwise the hens will roost in the nest box. They will then poop in the nest box.
As far as your multipurpose use, I would recommend a floor to ceiling partition because chickens kick up a lot of dust.