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
Making the nests and the roof frame
Step 3. The nests and the roof A supporting member.
Make up the nesting boxes/storage area combination unit, as shown in the plans (‘the nest’ on page seven).
Note that the storage area A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening. is not shown in the plan and it can be added later.
Insert the nesting boxes/storage area combination unit, between the two pieces of 2″ x 4″ (100mm x 50mm) Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. members in the rear wall, and To secure with nails or screws. in place.
Next, fix two 2″ x 4″ (100mm x 50mm) uprights,
one on top of the front wall frame and one on top of the rear wall frame. The two uprights, which are 10 3/4″ (270mm) long, are the roof beam supports.
Fasten the 2″ x 4″ (100mm x 50mm) roof beam on top of the two roof beam supports.
Step 4. The roof frame
Cut the roof rafters from 2″ x 4″ (100mm x 50mm) stock to the Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. as shown in the plans (‘front elevation’ on page five). There will be 12 altogether, six each side of the roof.
Fix the rafters to the beam. The placement of the rafters is shown in the plans (‘looking down view’ on page four).
Note that there is a double Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls. at each end of the roof. This is so the inside top of both front and rear walls can be lined, thus eliminating any high ledges that could be a problem to the chickens.