Do I need to frame my 3x4' coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ronniegirl, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. ronniegirl

    ronniegirl New Egg

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    I have a very sturdy raised base of 3x4' for my chicken coop. If I just make the sides with plywood, will it be sturdy enough or do I need to frame it out with 2x4's?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Smaller boards, 1x2 or 1x4, will be plenty, but yes, it will need framing.
     
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i would go with a simple little 2x3 framing structure
     
  5. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just rip the 2x4's in half the 2x2's will be plenty for that size. I have a shed made with 2x2's and plywood that is 6x8x7 and all the framing is 2x2's
     

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