4- 2x6 12ft 14- 2x4 12ft 2- 1x6 12ft 4- 1x4 12ft 3- 3/8 bc plywood 3- 7/16 osb 1- 3/4 bc
drip edge, tar paper , shingles , 1/2 hardware cloth, nails , door hard ware, screws, and a Pocket hole joiner
This project took me 4 weekends and between $400-$500. The Level of build is a little more difficult as I am a carpenter. It will hold 8-10 Chickens depending on the size run you put on the back. This coop was designed for a warmer climate. If your in a colder climate you put plywood instead of hardware cloth.
Start by forming up 6' x 6' slab. I put a triangle in the middle for sand. Give your concrete a few days to settle.
Then frame up. I put 45 degree angles on my 2x6's and screwed corners together with finish screws. All the joint were done with a Kreg joiner. Check out the link for joining. The door opening is 24" x 60" and routed with a 3/4" off set bit.
I used a 3/8" offset bit and routed were I have cut and installed 3/8 plywood. Glue and screw plywood.
Rip 1x4 down to 3/4" x 1 1/2" . Cut pieces to fit pattern. Glue and fasten. I use a pin nailer to tack in place then fastened a 3/4" screw on the inside.
I joined the areas were I will have my 1/2" hardware cloth.
Scribe and cut in roof frame. fasten 1x6 on the outside edge. then cut your tails and screw in place.
cut and fasten osb, tar paper, and shingle
I sprayed my stain and poly.
Frame up hen house
Paint the squares and fast hardware cloth with staple gun.
Install doors and hardware.
We added a sun area
put a little landscaping.
The girls are happy
Thanks for looking. feel free to ask any ?'s
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