Thanks, unfortunately in my proffesional work I never needed to learn CADD. Yes scale could have been more convenient. In the next schematic I will use 1 sq=3”. And yes, it is not ALL in the scale! Also, I agree that size 5x8 is odd. The size of 4x10 (other option to get 40 ft2) would be too wide for the place where I plan to build it, plus not sure if it is much better (still the floor will have one line where the plywood sheets connect).I'm an old drafter, learned on the board then 2 decades on CADD.
Looks like you may have some experience there too?
Odd scale tho, follows your other number splitting
Noted scale doesn't really match the dimensions,
could get you in trouble, and drive you nuts, once you start to build.
I will suggest again that you go bigger than the 4sqft per bird rule.
5x8 is odd for standard lumber sizes.
When I iron the dimensions I will make more proper drawings for the framing the structure.
At this time I am staying at these relationships:
- 4 ft2/chicken
- 0.5 ft2/ 10 ft2 of the floor space for winter ventilation (nesting boxes are outside and its floor doesn’t count as the floor space)
- 2.0 ft2/ 10 ft2 of the floor space for additional summer ventilation.