- I didn’t put together a materials list for the full project yet. I can give you some ballpark figures from what I remember:
2 – 14′ 2×4′s
6 – 12′ 2×4′s
50 – 8′ 2×4′s
9 – 92″ 2×4 wall studs for roof beams.
~20 – 8′ 1×2 furring strips (cheaper than normal 1×2′s)
~30 – 8′ 1×4 furring strips for trim work and roof (these were had rounded edges and were cheaper.)
1 – 3/4″ 4′x8′ plywood for floor
4 – 1/2″ 4′x8′ plywood for roof sheathing
6 – 4′x8′ shipboard siding (a lot was wasted and could have been used for nesting boxes.)
4 – 3/4″ 16″x48″ craft boards for nesting boxes.
1 – 6′ 1×10 for ramp
1 – 1/4″ 2′x2′ plywood board for door.
1 roll of 3′ wide 1/2″ hardware cloth.
3 rolls of 2′ wide 1/2″ hardware cloth.
6 large hinges for doors and nesting box cover
6 small hinges for window covers.
2 heavy duty latches for doors
4 buckle hinges for window covers and nesting box latches
10′ small link black chain
6 small snap latches to keep door locks closed and window covers open.
2 metal plant hangers for feed and water
4 metal eye hooks for chicken ramp
5 larger metal eyes for door rope guides
15′ small white rope
Various gutter pieces to make 14′ gutter with downspout and end caps.
10 – gutter mounting clamps.
1/2 cubic yard of granite rock for sub floor
1 cubic yard of sand for run floor
1 role of 3′ wide weed barrier cloth
linoleum for coop and nesting box floor
16d Galvanized Nails for framing
10d Galvanized Nails for toe nailing framing
8d Galvanized Nails for joining 2×4′s together back to back
1 3/4″ Outdoor screws to join trim and plywood to 2×4′s
2 1/2″ Outdoor screws to join 2×4′s together (eg to sandwich hardware cloth)
1 3/4″ Galvanized Roofing Nails
pop-rivets for gutter
2 cans spray paint for gutter
paint for coop
roof material and parts.
*** I’m sure I have overlooked some of the parts. Use nails for framing as they are good against shearing and use screws where you want to pull things together tightly like out framing and walls to studs. If your husband is proficient toe nailer then the roofing beam plates I used aren’t needed.