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Hen House and Hutch Design


General Guidelines :

  • All dimension lumber is 2" x 4" unless otherwise indicated
  • Use treated lumber for uprights 
  • Use 3/4" exterior plywood for floor and egg boxes 
  • Use 1/2" thick exterior T-111 siding or similar material for sheathing 
  • Use galvanized or corrosion resistant fasteners 
  • Shingles may be substituted for corrugated sheet roofing but roof sheathing will have to be increased to 3/4" plywood and 3/4" roofing nails used to avoid exposed nail points inside coop 
  • Apply an exterior stain or paint to your coop's exterior

Material List

Floor Assembly
  • (4) 2" x 4" - 42" 
  • (2) 2" x 4" - 45" 
  • (1) 3/4" plywood- 45" x 45"

Roof Assembly

  • (6) 2" x 4" - 61"
  • (2) 2" x 4" - 64"
  • (1) 4' x 8' - 1/2" plywood, cut per plan 
    Sheathing - (2) 4' x 8' 34 -1/2" sheets cut as indicated
  • (1) 48" x 48"
  • (2) 48" x 48" tapered to 42"
  • (1) 48" x 8"
  • (1) 48" x 34"

Nest Boxes

  • front 36" x 12"
  • top 38" x 14"
  • sides (2) 12" x 14" tapered
  • bottom 11-1/4" x 34-1/2"
  • dividers (2) 11-1/4" x 13-1/4" tapered
  • (1) 2" x 4" cleat - 36" 

Frame Assembly

  • (4) 2" x 4" treated - 66"
  • (4) 2" x 4" treated - 66"
  • (2) 2" x 4" - 38"
  • (4) 2" x 4" - 41"

Miscellaneous

  • corrugated roofing, hinges, latches, nails, screws, 1-1/2" dowels

Plan Diagram




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