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4x8 chicken coop plans, PDF download, material list, and step-by-step drawings.

4×8 Chicken Coop Plans – Free PDF Download – Material List

4×8 chicken coop plans – plans include a free PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, and step-by-step drawings.

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4×8 Chicken Coop Plans – Overview

4×8 Chicken Coop Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

Floor

10 – 2×6 – 8′

1 – 2×4 – 8′

Wall Frame

15 – 2×4 – 8′

Rafters

10 – 2×4 – 8′

Siding & Nest Box

(Nest box material is not included here, see nest box plans for details.)

6 – T1-11 exterior siding – 4×8 sheets

Roof Deck

2 – 2×4 – 12′

4 – 1/2″ Plywood – 4×8 sheet

Doors

7 – 2×4 – 8′

Hardware

3″ deck screws

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

2″ deck screws

2 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails

2″ galvanized nails

4 – door hinge

2 – door handle

2 – door latch

wire mesh

staples

roofing paper

shingles

roofing staples

roofing tacks

cutting List

cutting List

Floor

4 – 2×6 – 2′ 5 1/2″

4 – 2×6 – 3′ 9″

4 – 2×6 – 8′

9 – 2×6 – 4′

1 – 2×4 – 4′

Wall Frame

6 – 2×4 – 4′

12 – 2×4 – 3′ 7 1/2″

2 – 2×4 – 1′ 1 1/2″

1 – 2×4 – 2′ 4 1/2″

3 – 2×4 – 6′ 7 1/2″

1 – 2×4 – 1′ 9 3/4″

4 – 2×4 – 3′ 6 1/2″

Rafters

10 – 2×4 – 6′ 6″ (40-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction)

Siding & Nest Box

(Nest box material is not included here, see nest box plans for details.)

6 – T1-11 exterior siding – 4×8 sheets (cut to size)

Roof Deck

4 – 2×4 – 5′ 9″

4 – 1/2″ Plywood – 4×8 sheet (cut to size)

Doors

7 – 2×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

Step 1 – Floor – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, floor frame sides.

Cut four 2×6’s to 2′ 5 1/2″ long and four 2×6’s to 3′ 9″ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws.

4x8 chicken coop plans, floor frame front and back.

Cut four 2×6’s to 8′ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws.

4x8 chicken coop plans, floor deck.

Cut nine 2×6’s to 4′ long and one 2×4 to 4′ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws.

Step 2 – Wall Frame – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, left wall frame.

Left Wall Frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 7 1/2″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 1 1/2″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 3′ 9″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 2′ 4 1/2″ long. Frame the left wall as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x8 chicken coop plans, inside wall frame.

Inside Wall Frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ long. Cut three 2×4’s to 6′ 7 1/2″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 1′ 9 3/4″ long. Frame the inside wall as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x8 chicken coop plans, right wall frame.

Right Wall Frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ long. Cut three 2×4’s to 3′ 7 1/2″ long. Frame the right wall as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

4x8 chicken coop plans, back wall frame.

Back Wall Frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 6 1/2″ long. Cut three 2×4’s to 3′ 7 1/2″ long. Frame the back wall as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x8 chicken coop plans, front wall frame.

Front Wall Frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 6 1/2″ long. Cut four 2×4’s to 3′ 7 1/2″ long. Frame the front wall as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x8 chicken coop plans, wall frames installed.

Install wall frames as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Step 3 – Roof Rafters – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, rafter.

Cut ten 2×4’s to 6′ 6″ long. Make 40-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction.

4x8 chicken coop plans, rafter cutting details.

4x8 chicken coop plans, cutting details for the bottom end of rafter.

On six of the rafters cut the bird’s mouth as shown on illustration above.

4x8 chicken coop plans, build roof truss, add gusset.

Cut three gussets from scrap plywood or from the roof deck plywood. Assemble the roof truss as shown on illustration above using 2″ deck screws.

4x8 chicken coop plans, rafters, truss, installed to coop.

Install the roof truss as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Step 4 – Siding & Nest Box – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, build and install nest box.

Build and install the nest box, screw 3″ deck screws through the nest box and into the wall frame.

Nest box plans, and material list can be seen here.

4x8 chicken coop plans, install siding to the right, left, and inside walls.

Measure, cut, and install the siding to the left wall, inside wall, and right wall using 2 1/2″ finishing nails. Cut the door opening for the inside wall.

4x8 chicken coop plans, cut and install back siding.

Measure, cut, and install the siding to the front and back wall with 2 1/2″ finishing nails. Cut out the door on the siding, the piece that is cut out will be used to make the door.

Cut the siding for the wire mesh door, cut along the inside wall and along the floor frame, see illustration above.

Step 5 – Roof Deck – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, install rafter brace.

Cut four 2×4’s to 5′ 9″ long. Install as shown on illustration above using 3″ deck screws. Notch the rafters and siding 3 1/2″ wide and 1 1/2″ deep for the 2×4 rafter brace.

4x8 chicken coop plans, install front and back trim.

Install the four rafters that don’t have the bird’s mouth cut and install as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x8 chicken coop plans, installing the roof deck.

Measure, cut, and install the roof deck using 2″ nails.

Step 7 – Doors – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, measure, cut, and install door trim.

Measure and cut to size 2×4’s and install around the door opening as shown on illustration above. Nail 2 1/2 finishing nails through the 2×4 door trim and into the wall frame.

4x8 chicken coop plans, coop door.

The door will be built with the siding that was cut out of the door opening. Measure and cut to size 2×4’s as shown on illustration above. Attach the 2×4’s to the siding with 2″ nails, nail through the siding and into the 2×4’s.

4x8 chicken coop plans, attach door hinges and install door to coop.

Install door hinges, handle, and door latch and install door to the chicken coop.

4x8 chicken coop plans, details for building the coop wire mesh door.

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 3 1/2″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long. Notch the end as shown on illustration 3 1/2″ wide x 3/4″ deep. Assemble with 1 1/4″ deck screws. Cut the wire mesh to size and install to door using staples.

4x8 chicken coop plans, install the wire mesh door to coop.

Install hinges and install door.

Step 8 – Shingles – Wire Mesh – 4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

4x8 chicken coop plans, install roof shingles.

Install roofing paper and shingles. Cut to size wire mesh and install to the floor frame using staples. Add rooster roof mount.

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  1. How many chickens is the chicken coop for?

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