7 ft Tall Barn Chicken Coop Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 7 ft tall barn chicken coop plans. I have designed this small chicken coop with a barn roof, so you can get the job done in a few days and so you can comply with the building codes. You can make adjustments to my plans, if you need something bigger or easier to build. Moreover, make a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

The free woodworking plans come with step by step 3D diagrams, instructions, a full cut and shopping list and it is print friendly. As well, the plans are PDF download, so you can take the printed plans with you in the workshop.

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 Chicken Coop Plans

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Cut + Shopping Lists

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
  • D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOOR
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 60″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 4 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 52 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 49 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 31 1/4″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 4 pieces – 40″ long, 3 pieces – 24″ long, 1 piece – 9″ long BACK WALL 
  • H – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18 1/2″ long 7xTRUSS

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

 One day

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Step 1: How to build a 7′ barn chicken coop floor

Floor frame

Floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the chicken coop. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut all the components at the right dimensions and lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

The next step of the project is to attach the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges with attention and use rafter ties to secure everything together tightly.

Fitting the floor sheet

Fitting the floor sheet

Next, fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the floor framing.

 

Step 2: Building the wall frames

Back-wall-frame

Back-wall-frame

The next step of the project is to build the back wall for the shed. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Don’t forget to drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. You need to frame an opening for a window and an opening for the back door. Check if the corners are square and align the edges with attention.

Front-wall-frame

Front-wall-frame

Continue the project by attaching the front wall for the shed. Cut the components as shown in the diagram and then assemble everything with attention, using 3 1/2″ screws.

Side-wall-frames

Side-wall-frames

Also, build the side walls for the barn chicken coop. Use 2×4 lumber for the components and lock them together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.

Assembling the frame of the chicken coop

Assembling the frame of the chicken coop

Additionally, fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and drill pilot holes through the bottom plates. Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the walls into place together tightly. Moreover, lock the adjacent walls together tightly using 3 1/2″ screws.

 

Step 3: Building the gambrel roof

Building-the-rafters

Building-the-rafters

Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Make the 22.5 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters, using a miter saw. Next, lay the rafters on a level surface, as shown in the diagram.

Fitting the gussets

Fitting the gussets

Next, use 1/2″ plywood to build the gussets for the trusses. Align the gussets into place tightly, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Fitting the roof trusses

Fitting the roof trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the chicken coop frame. Plumb the trusses and then secure them into place with rafter ties. Make sure you place the trusses every 24″ on center.

7 ft Talll Chicken Coop Plans

7 ft Tall Chicken Coop Plans

Make sure you check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the chicken nesting boxes.

7 ft Tall Chicken Coop Plans - Back View

7 ft Tall Chicken Coop Plans – Back View

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.

 


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  1. Miranda at - Reply

    We just made this hen house and I’m wondering what others have done for roosts? Like where do you install them and where to put the food and water. I made a few modifications to the original plans based on what I think will suit us better. Added flashing above the doors and nesting boxes to help water run off, as we get a lot of rain here. And I modified the nesting boxes to open in two parts from the front. Next I’m going to add a framed opening to the nesting boxes. It’s much too big to have wide open, and I’m also going to to add a piece of wood in front of each door at the bottom to contain the bedding. Anyways I hope these help someone and I wait to here a reply about roosts










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