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  1. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    Sorry to hear that. Hope it is just a cold.
  2. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    I can't think of any reason to have glass in the chicken coop windows. Hardware cloth secured over the frame allows both light and air and you can use a top-hinged shutter to keep out the rain and to, if necessary, close it.
  3. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    Looks good with venting on both sides and front, but I agree with @aart that you need more roof overhang to shield the vents from blowing rain. This is my current coop, as it was renovated early this summer. You can see the roof overhangs in the photos and might find my list of things done...
  4. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    What's the pitch on your roof? Where do you intend to put the vents and how will you shield them from rain? I would suggest adding large roof overhangs and leaving both the triangles directly below the roof on the sides and the top section of the taller wall completely open (screened with...
  5. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    My in-town run was partially covered and partially open. I like the idea of giving chickens a choice about their conditions since I figure that they know how to be chickens better than I know how to be a chicken. ;) Quality tools and careful attention to your posture and body mechanics are...
  6. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    My thread includes close-up detail photos of how DH structured the monitor. He used a Kreg jig to make all the screw pockets nice, but it's not necessary to have that level of finish.
  7. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    You'll probably want to use open soffits then, with additional openings at the gable peaks (and generous roof overhangs to shelter the opening so that rain can't get in). All openings screened with hardware cloth, of course.
  8. 3KillerBs

    Newbie chick shed and WIR build

    You'll want 4 square feet per chicken so just to lay out a few measurements, my 4'x4' coop is good for 4 hens, a 4'x8' shed would hold 8 (but be hard to walk into), and a 6'x8' shed would be good for 12. Don't forget to plan for plenty of ventilation up top. If your construction skills are up...
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