Adding a roof between two walls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thomp119, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. thomp119

    thomp119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I am toying with the idea of sticking my eglu cube on the side of my house where there is 7 feet between my garage wall and a block wall. I can obviously add a gate to get into the "run area" (enclosing all 4 sides) Do any of you have ideas or experience on how to enclose the top of my proposed run idea? Any input would be appreciated :)
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You'd need to attach a board to the garage to support rafters on that end, and attach a sill plate to the top of the block wall for the other end of the rafters

    I'd use treated lumber for both of those pieces
     
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or install a ledger board on both walls to nail chicken wire, welded wire or whatever to for the top.
     

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