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DIY Chicken Coop Construction Part 5 - Side Walls and Roof Trusses

This photo of the chicken coop shows the first sidewall in place which we put the siding onto in the pre construction phase.  This was done to sturdy up the entire side for installation. We are screwing the front wall frame into place.

Frontal view of the front wall in place and the back wall being installed. Because it was not a windy day, extra temporary supports were not a necessity but please keep safety in mind at all times while building your chicken coop. Injuries can't quickly spoil a nice project, especially if interrupted with a trip to the emergency room!

In this photo we are installing a corner brace to help keep everything sturdy and square.  You should use a framing square to check everything as you go.  There is nothing worse than preparing our structure and finding out after the fact that nothing lines up correctly on our chicken coop.

 

 

Our chicken coop was built under the direct supervision of two of our grandsons.  This insures that everything meets the approval of the ones who matter :O)

 

 

 

Installing a second corner brace to aid in keeping the other side of the chicken coop square.

 

 

 

All four walls are now in place and we using a level to make sure everything is square to the world and not leaning out of position as we prepare to install the roof trusses.

 

 

Moving all of the remaining roof trusses into place on our chicken coop. Once this step is completed we can work on installing the roof sheeting and begin with the shingling part of our project. Don't forget to protect your wood from the elements if your project is going to span multiple days of construction.

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[ purchasing, raising, & caring for our new chickens ] [ diy chicken coop ] [ chicken coop size & location ] [ building our chicken coop ] [ chicken coop construction part 1 ] [ chicken coop construction part 2 - ] [ chicken coop construction part 3 ] [ chicken coop construction part 4 ] [ chicken coop construction part 5 ] [ chicken coop construction part 6 ] [ chicken coop construction part 7 ] [ chicken coop construction part 8 ] [ chicken coop construction part 9 ] [ chicken coop construction part 10 ] [ chicken coop construction part 11 ] [ chicken coop construction part 12  ] [ chicken coop construction part 13  ]

 

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