Please Select Username to appear on public areas of the site like community and recipe comments. OSB and plywood can both be used for walls, floors and roofs, but there are some differences between them. My building site with the blocks in and leveled and part of the existing compost heap moved to my raised garden beds. Front wall is framed and ready to raise.  Gotta get DH to help me lift this thing, it's heavy!!
Walls framed and rafters on.  The back wall is 6' and has a 6'x18" framed opening for a cleanout door. The roost will be on the north (6') wall, but no higher than 4', so hoping any winter winds will just go over their heads and not be an issue.
The front window is in (Craigslist, $5!) and the front siding is on.  Starting to really see the final shape.
Still have to run hardware cloth around the bottom of the shed, I'm going to enclose the entire bottom and run a skirt out so nothing can get under there (predator or chicken!).  I can just imagine trying to coax a chicken out from under there.


The girls are moved in and enjoying the sunshine through their front window.  Put up a temporarly barrier until I can get the real wall built, but going to have to get that done as my EE is already flying up to sit on the long clamp arm! Finished the interior wall before anyone "flew the copp", at least that I'm aware of and started painting the coop exterior. I'm going to add white trim boards on the corners and around the windows to finish the look once I'm done painting the exterior blue. I'll have to move more of the heap back once I start on the run, but one thing at a time and I want to get this coop built.  I'm trying to use up a bunch of materials I have lying around the property so a decking block got in the mix.  But still one block short, back to Lowe's! Since it's OSB, I primed all the edges with Kilz, including the uncut edges, just to be safe.  I know there's strong plywood vs OSB opinions, but this is what I had on hand! The shed paint is a mix of a dark blue Lowe's oops and some leftover exterior gray from our house.
Additional top rails will be used to support a wire top, the main predators we have around here are of the flying variety, so I want to make sure nothing can swoop in and take one of my birds. But I have to get the painting and trim done in the run area before I can enclose the top, so that section is the priority.


One mistake I made, I laid the larger sheets parallel to the floor joists instead of perpendicular.  But the floor joists are 2x8s and the shed will house chickens, not heavy equipment, so I think the floor will be strong enought!! The rafters are 2x8 and have birds mouths cut into them, plus I used hurricane ties.  Probably overkill, but again, the ties were in a box, so now they're on the shed.  East wall has framing for two hinged windows, Craigslist - $5 for both! I've thought about roofing part of the run, but since we do get really strong winds, I'm a little concerned about creating a wind sail that will end up damaging the run. I have all summer to finish the rest of the painting.  Gotta get this run functional so the girls can come outside to play!
Contrary to Oregon weather stereotypes, central Oregon gets 300+ days of sunshine a year, so I'll probably wait and see how they do this winter before I make a decision about roofing the run.




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