Shed Type Coop Questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5Chickens, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to build myself a coop similar looking to a shed. Which is the normal height (without too much cutting) for a shed type coop. Like how tall in feet for the sides and the tallest point?

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  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a "normal hight" is a sheet of plywood size
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 8' sheets on the frnt wall. I had to add 3" for double top plates 1 1/2 for bottom plate 3/4 floor thickness and 1 1/2 for rain shedding, which gave me a stud height of 89 1/4" stud length. back wall is 6' same deductions. My run was 10' so it gave me 2/12 pitch, 9 degree top cut I made on the top of my studs. After setting the gable rafters I balloon framed the side walls. There is cutting envolved no matter how simple the design.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  4. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a nice free shed-type coop plan from the Purina website.

    Front view:

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    Side view:

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    If you go to the Purina website and click on these pictures it will download a more detailed plan in PDF format.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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