Thanks! It took almost 3 months to build, a little bit at a time. No 2X4's were used, the only plywood is the OSB on the roof. All the frame lumber is 1 inch thick cherry, the flooring is 3/4 inch tongue and groove cherry. The boards for the clear span ceiling are 1 inch thick and 1.5 inches wide. Wanted to make it clear span so the birds would have plenty of headroom. It is nearly 5 feet tall inside. The roof also has a 1 inch thick piece of insulation board, mostly to keep it cool in the heat of the summer.
The cherry was milled on the family farm. The pine siding is all tongue and groove boards with a V groove. The pine tree was cut out of my best friends yard probably 8 years ago. The whole thing is assembled using a finish nailer, glue and deck screws.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2022 9:15:38 GMT -5 by smokelessk
Wow! Wish my house was built as structurally sound and with as much quality as your chicken's beautiful new home! haha
Thanks! It had to be built pretty tight. It is actually a chicken tractor. We use the little Kubota loader tractor to push it to a new spot in the yard every few days. They trim the grass and fertilize as they go!