This is a new building that will house about 70 hens come winter. The size of this building is 16 x 24. This building is mostly saw mill lumber. Even though it is a little harder to work with you would be suprised at how much stronger a 2 x 6 is that accually measures 2" thick by and an accual 6" wide. We put most everything on 2' centers and it is as solid as my house. I will attach a copy of the plans and pics of the progress so far.