7 ft Tall Barn Chicken Coop Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 7 ft tall barn chicken coop roof plans. This is PART 2 of the chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the roof and how to attach the exterior siding sheets to the chicken coop. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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7 ft Tall Barn Chicken Coop Roof Plans

Building a 7 ft tall chicken coop

Building a 7 ft tall chicken coop

 

  • H – 2 pieces of 5/8″ siding – 48″x67 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 43″x48″ long SIDING
  • K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 1/2″x96″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • L – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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How to build a 7′ barn chicken coop plans

Front wall sheets

Front wall sheets

The first step of the project is to attach the 5/8″ siding sheets to the front of the chicken coop. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cuts, so you can attach the panel around the door opening. Use 6d nails to secure the sheet into place, every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall siding

Back wall siding

Fit the siding sheet to the back of the shed. Use a circular saw to make cuts to the sheet, so you can finally fit it around the small door and window openings. Use 2″ nails to secure the sheet to the framing.

Side sheets

Side sheets

Cut the sheets for the side of the barn chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Opposite side wall sheets

Opposite side wall sheets

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the other side of the chicken coop. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between them. Insert 6d nails, every 8″.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the chicken coop, as shown in the diagram. You need to align the edges with attention and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Use 1×6 lumber for the rood trims. Make the 22.5 degree cuts with a miter saw and then attach the trims into place with 2″ nails. Make sure you leave no gaps between the trims.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.

7 ft Talll Chicken Coop Plans

7 ft Tall Chicken Coop Plans

This 4×8 gambrel shed chicken coop is easy to build and extremely durable. This chicken coop is ideal for raising several chickens to get fresh eggs. Moreover, this coop has a nice design and it is super easy to build. Remember that I have tons of other chicken coop plans on MyOutdoorPlans, so take a look HERE. Check out PART 1, PART 3 and PART 4 of the project, so you learn how to

 

 

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  1. Timothy Persson at - Reply

    I built a coop using these plans. The framing and sheeting worked out well. When using the 1x6s for gambrel trim and then 1x4s for the vertical trim it leaves a 2 inch ledge. Instead i used the 1x4s for the angled trim and ripped the 1x6s to match and it worked out much better. I also used a piece of garage door trim instead of the horizontal 1×4 above the nesting box. This provides some flexible flashing between the coop and nesting box lid.

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