PART ONE - Becky's Homestead

Step-by-Step Instructions. NOTE: See the shopping list below to find out what you need to buy. ... part with the chicken coop. If you have any questions email me:.
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PART ONE Step-by-Step Instructions NOTE: See the shopping list below to find out what you need to buy. STEP ONE Cut the Corral Boards In Half Cut the Corral Boards In Half You should have bought 30 16’ long corral boards.

Before You Star t Watch These Videos First: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDT1v526hHE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SouE6Y2HkUs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5We9HoVKnc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oog0OXqfkWg

On this last one fast forward to the part with the chicken coop. If you have any questions email me: [email protected] and if you build this coop I’d love for you to send me photos of it!

Cut them all in half. So you’ll have 60 8’ long corral boards. STEP TWO Pick A Nice Flat Level Spot For The Coop Pick A Nice Flat Level Spot For The Coop Or level out the spot you want the best you can. STEP THREE Layout and square the foundation. Layout and square the foundation. Use 4 of the 8’ corral boards. Lay them down flat on the ground, and make as perfect of a square as you can. Use the tape measure and the orange triangle “carpenter’s square” at the corners to get everything lined up as good as you can. Or you can use lasers, a transit, the pythagorean theorem ha ha ha or do it the Becky way :) STEP FOUR Dig The Holes For The 4x4s Dig The Holes For The 4x4s Decide Which Way The Coop Is Going To Face Because you’re going to dig the two front holes 2 feet deep. Dig the two back holes 2 1/2 feet deep. This is so there’s a slope to the roof. STEP FIVE Screw a 2x4 to the top edge of the back 4x4s using three 3 inch screws in each side. Screw a 2x4 to the top edge of the front 4x4s using three 3 inch screws in each side. Screw a 2x4 to the top edge of each side. It’s going to be at an angle to follow the slope of the

roof. It’s important that you don’t have any part sticking up above the 4x4. STEP SIX Screw On The Joist Hangers Using The Two Inch Screws Screw On The Joist Hangers Using The Two Inch Screws Then drop the rafters into all the joist hangers and screw them into the bracket. Make sure everything is below the cross piece in the front. Try to get everything nice and even. STEP SEVEN Put the tin on the roof Put the tin on the roof. STEP EIGHT Do the door frame Do the door frame. STEP NINE Start from the top on the Start from the top on one side and start screwing on the corral boards. Use a level for the first one so it’s perfectly level. Use 2 screws in each end. Work your way down, board by board. When you get to the bottom, if you need to dig a trench so the last board is partially underground. If you need to, you might not. Not everyone starts with perfectly level ground so you might need to dig the trench on one side or all sides. That’s why we say start at the top, it’s a good thing if the last board is partially buried, it’s a little extra protection. Repeat on all 4 sides. STEP TEN Make the door, and put it on with he hinges Make the door, and put it on with the hinges and the little hook and loop. STEP ELEVEN

Make the perch and nesting boxes Make the perch and nesting boxes.

PART TWO Material List Warm Climate Shopping List Warm Climate Shopping List 4 Ten Foot Long 4x4s Pressure Treated For Ground Contact 9 Eight Foot Long 2x4s Pressure Treated For Ground Contact 6 Metal Joist Hangers For The 2x4s 12 Metal Hurricane Brackets For The 2x4s 30 Sixteen Foot Long Corral Boards (They’re usually 1x6) 4 Sheets of Ten Foot Long by Two Feet Wide Sheet Roofing Tin 1 Small Box Of One Inch Deck Screws For The Joist Hangers, Hinges, and Hurricane Straps 1 Small Box of Roofing Screws with Washers 1 Small Box of Three Inch Deck Screws 1 Large Box of Two Inch Deck Screws 2 Three Inch Hinges 1 Hook and Loop

Snow Climate Shopping List Snow Climate Shopping List 4 Ten Foot Long 4x4s Pressure Treated For Ground Contact 9 Eight Foot Long 2x6s Pressure Treated For Ground Contact

6 Metal Joist Hangers For The 2x6s 12 Metal Hurricane Brackets For The 2x6s 30 Sixteen Foot Long Corral Boards (They’re usually 1x6) 4 Sheets of Ten Foot Long by Two Feet Wide Sheet Roofing Tin 1 Small Box Of One Inch Deck Screws For The Joist Hangers, Hinges, and Hurricane Straps 1 Small Box of Roofing Screws with Washers 1 Small Box of Three Inch Deck Screws 1 Large Box of Two Inch Deck Screws 2 Three Inch Hinges 1 Hook and Loop

Tools Level Tape Measure Circular Saw Cordless Drill With Screw Driver Bit Post Hole Diggers Square Hammer

PART THREE Advice Don’t use sheet rock screws even though they’re cheap, they’re not made for outside and your coop won’t last.

Learn how to crown a board. The hump goes up. Look down the board and see which side has the hump. Also the rings will loop in that direction.