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How to build a Chicken Coop

Materials list

Excludes hardware and any feeder or water supply materials.


4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) Suitable for Skids 2 pieces at

exterior use 72" (1800mm)

2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm) Suitable for Floor Joists and boundary 36 lineal ft (11 lineal
exterior use joists metres)

4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) Corner studs 4 pieces at

72" (1800mm

2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm) All framing walls and roof 150 lineal ft (45
frame lineal metres)

2" x 3" (75mm x 50mm) Perch and perch support 8 lineal ft (2.5 lineal

2" x 2" (50mm x 50mm) Nesting perch 40" (1 lineal metre)

4' x 8' (1200mm x 2400mm) plywood Flooring, wall cladding 7 sheets

sheets 3/4" (18mm) thick suitable for and parts of nesting boxes
exterior use

1" x 4" (100mm x 25mm) suitable for Cladding battens, door 120 lineal ft (36
exterior use stop and part of nesting lineal metres)

1" x 12" (300mm x 25mm) suitable for Part of nesting boxes 9 lineal ft (2.6 lineal
exterior use metres)

1" x 6" (150mm x 25mm) suitable for Roofing boards and litter 200 lineal ft (59
exterior use board lineal metres)

Tar paper, breather type building paper Under roofing boards 40 sq ft (7.5 sq
or similar roofing underlay. metres)

You will also need an assortment of hardware including nails, hinges, door latches, door bolts,
window catches, glass or acrylic sheet (plastic glass) for use as window panes, galvanized
flashings for openings where required as well as for roof ridge cap, and mesh/wire cloth/chicken
wire for any permanent openings or air vents. 3/3/2011