Okay, after seeing another chicken coop on here where the person used rafter ties to attach their rafters to their chicken house (they were 2x4 rafters) I decided to buy some for mine. My rafters are 2x6, and I can't for the life of me knotch out the rafters (LOL you should have seen my goat house, ohhh my, I have to replace the roof on this it's so bad lol). I didn't take into account the fact that I bought rough cut 2x6's which are actually like 2 1/2" wide. I'm returning the rafter ties to Home Depot, so I was thinking about buying hurricane ties, which are like the rafter ties. These are the hurricane ties... Would I need to knotch my rafters or no? For the record, my building is a 10x10, 10ft high at the front, 8 ft at the back.