This step by step woodworking project is about free large chicken coop roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 8×10 chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. You can get the job done really easily, if you use trusses and follow my instructions and diagrams. Moreover, you need to take a look over the rest of my coop plans and projects HERE. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Large Chicken Coop Roof Plans
- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/4″x48″ long SIDING
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 1 piece – 96″long, 1 piece – 19″ long 6xTRUSS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x24″ long ROOF SHEETS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long OVERHNAGS
- J – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 68″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 127″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long TRIMS
- 28 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- rafter ties
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
Building a gable chicken coop roof
First of all, you need to assemble the trusses for the chicken coop roof. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and lay them on a level surface. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result. Use metal plates to reinforce the joints.
Fit the trusses to the top of the chicken coop, every 24″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses into place tightly. Use a spirit level to make sure the trusses are perfectly vertical.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the gable ends of the chicken coop. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges, align the edges and leave no gaps between the sheets. Use 6-8d nails to lock the panels into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 2×4 overhangs to the sides of the roof. Cut the slats at the right size and angle and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the roof. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets into place, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the roof. Align the edges flush and use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit 1×6 trims to the sides of the chicken coop roof. Make the angle cuts to the trims and then lock them into place tightly with 2″ nails.
You could fit asphalt shingles to protect the shed, as it is a straight forward solution. Therefore, install roofing felt over the roofing sheets, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Place a starting course at the bottom of the roof, before installing the asphalt shingles. Always read the manufacturing instructions before starting the installation, as there are several aspects that differ.
Smart Tip: The first course should star with a 3 tab shingle, the second course with a 2 1/2 tab , the third course with a 2 tab, the forth course with a 1 1/2 tab, the fifth course with a 1 tab, the sixth course with a 1/2 tab. Repeat the process from the beginning, starting with the seventh course. Don’t forget that the shingles should overhang from the drip edge about a 1/4″. In addition, secure the asphalt shingles to the roof decking with tacks.
I have designed this large chicken coop so you can raise up to 20 chickens. Remember to check out PART 1 and PART 3 of the chicken coop project, so you learn how to build the frame and the nesting boxes. See all my COOP PLANS, as well, as I have lots of designs that come in many sizes.
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