So, the house we are moving to has a little wee coop, I want to push the wall with the window out 4-8ft and I need help. I've got 5in 8ft wood posts, wanted to use them to hold up the roof. I have no idea really what I'm doing...so, step by step with pics would really help. I don't need to stand under there, just the chickens, so it will be steep for snow/rain to come off easily. I'm thinking at least 2ft drop. Below you can see a little drawing, lol. It's yellow, the coop standing. The light brown beams going diagonal would be 2x8s or??. On the side you can't see, there's the same beam that holds up the beams you see on the door side. Some things came to mind, you can see them by each post. Cut post at an angle and then cut slit for the bean you can't see. Or just cut into beam and leave it flat. How should I put them on/in the ground? Pour concrete around post and in the ground? Pour flat pad of concrete and place post or?