Table of Contents
- 2Wood sizes and measurements
- 3Materials list
- 4The flat plan
- 5The front elevation plan
- 6The side elevation plan
- 7The nesting boxes and storage area plans
- 8Making the floor and the wall frames
- 9Making the nests and the roof frame
- 10Fixing the wall cladding
- 11Fixing the roof boards and battens
- 12Door, hatchway and windows
- 13The perch, the mesh and ventilation
Fixing the wall cladding
Step 5. The The exterior surface of a wall. (The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather.)
To secure with nails or screws. 3/4″ (18mm) thick exterior-type A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue. to the frame, making sure that all joins are over a A 100×50 (2×4) vertical framing member used to construct walls..
Make the bottom of the chicken hatchway opening at least 3″ (75mm) above the floor level to The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. any litter falling out.
Insert Covered with a protective coating of zinc. Any piece of material, usually metal or plastic, installed to prevent water from penetrating the structure. at the top of the doorway, the chicken hatchway and above the nesting boxes lid.
The flashing should tuck under the plywood The exterior surface of a building. by about 2″ (50mm) at the top of each opening and then angle out, also about 2″ (50mm). The flashing is to deflect the rain or any dripping.
Note that the windows will not need any flashing as they are tucked up under the The part of the roof which extends beyond the exterior side wall. The projecting lower edge of a roof where the gutters are located. The eaves are made up of both the soffit (covering for underside of an overhang) and the fascia (A horizontal trim fixed to the ends of the roof rafters). of the roof.
Before fixing the plywood cladding above the nesting boxes, run a flexible waterproof type of material under the plywood and over the top of the lid. This is to waterproof the hinged area of the lid, yet still allow the lid to be lifted. Even heavy-duty waterproof canvas will do the trick, although the end of the canvas would need to be wrapped around and fixed to a strip of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees or similar that will act as a weight and stop the canvas from blowing up.