Combination Garden Shed Hen House

By Brian · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Aug 4, 2012 · ·
  1. Brian
    Combination Garden Shed/Hen House, designed and built by Brian McPartland, 2007.
    Here is my combo shed/coop. It is 18 feet long in total. The shed portion is 6x8', and the coop portion is 8x10'. I wanted an internal shed area for feed storage, as well as a handful of tools for the neighboring garden. It was completed on 1-16-08, and chicks will be arriving approximately 2-1-08: all 25 of them (I hope). See additional page for pictures of chicks.
    The 2x6 pressure treated foundation joists rest on 4x4 pt skids. The sub-floor is made of 3/4 inch CDX. When drilling or nailing into the pressure treated wood, one must be careful to use treated fasteners so as to not quickly rot out in the treated wood. Framing utilizes standard fir 2x4's, and roof rafters are 2x6 fir. The framing was wrapped in carpenters felt (aka. tar paper). Windows were made with kiln-dried fir and polycarbonate. The door is solid fir. The siding is full-thickness 1x10 boards which were custom milled for me locally. Bats are 1x2.5". Roofing uses 1/2" OSB and standard felt and asphalt shingles.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Shed/Coop Combo"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed May 13, 2019
    Very nice looking shed/coop combo...wish there was more information on how it was built and pictures.
  2. Nardo
    "Images gone"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Aug 16, 2018
    Not much here to go on.


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  1. jtbass2756
    How far apart are the roost boards...I need to go ahead and do mine and I'll be doing it myself...
  2. Alaskan
    Lovely coop!
    Can you post a finished picture with the run?
  3. Green Lantern
    beautiful! I bet your chickens love it!
  4. marxmail
    Very very nice! What a nice job.

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