Chicken Coop Project
How to build a Chicken CoopAuthor: Les Kenny
1: Preface & About the chicken coop
2: Wood sizes and measurements
3: The materials list
4: The flat plan
5: The front elevation plan
6: The side elevation plan
7: The nesting boxes and storage area plans
8: Making the floor and the wall frames
9: Making the nests and the roof frame
10: Fixing the wall cladding (siding)
11: Fixing the roof boards and battens
12: Door, hatchway, and windows
13: The perch, the mesh and ventilation
14: Photos - other peoples handiwork
15: User Photos/Comments
The front elevation plan
This is the front elevation plan which gives a perspective of the frame viewed from the front.
The skids (i.e. what the chicken coop sits on) are of 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) stock and the joists are of 2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm) stock. The 3/4" (18mm) plywood floor is fixed to the floor joists and then the rest of the frame is built on this. The chicken coop frame (wall and roof) is all of 2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm) stock, except for the corner studs which are 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm).
This plan also gives detail of the roof rafters and pattern for cutting out the bird's mouth. The bird's mouth is the "cut out" piece of the rafter that sits on the top plate, as shown in the diagram below.