Nesting box frames in ChickenDIYguides.com mini-coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rivpeter, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. rivpeter

    rivpeter New Egg

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    I recently purchased the mini-coop plans and am finding a few missing pieces of info. Does anyone know whether the frames for the nesting boxes are built with 1 X 4's? It looks like the plans call for a 2 1/2" board but the 1 X 4 measures 3 1/2"??
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    For small framing there's no reason not to use 2x2's (nominal size being 1.5"x1.5"). On a side note: all smooth surfaced lumber is 1/2 inch less than sized due to planning. 2x2's or even 2x3's are very cheap and much lighter weight than 2x4 framing. Structurally speaking, a small chicken coop does'nt need to be fort knox, just need something to screw the sheathing to.
     
  3. TheWaddler

    TheWaddler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also if you have some spare 2x4's laying around you could take your circular saw and rip them lengthwise down the middle and end up with 2 1x2's roughly.
     
  4. rivpeter

    rivpeter New Egg

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    Thanks for the info....I was trying to learn "ChickenDIYguides.com"
    intent before are started improvising.
     

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