7 x 6 A-Frame Chicken Coop Plan

Introduction

This 7x6 A-frame chicken coop can house up to six chickens. It is of a medium complexity to build and should take several days to completely construct. This design is particularly useful for nesting chickens producing eggs, as it has four separate hatching areas, each accessible through a hinged door. Additional side doors allow for access to clean and remove birds. The design is stationary, though not permanently set on a foundation.
With proper insulation, the A-frame design can provide protection from the heaviest weather. If certified heating is installed as well, your birds will be safely protected from cold winter seasons as well. The access hatches allow for easy cleaning and harvesting of birds or eggs. A ladder included in the design allows your birds to easily enter and exit the finished coop. The wire mesh lower level allows room for roaming and plenty of airflow during hot summers. With proper maintenance, cleaning, and weatherproofing, this coop can last for years.

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Materials you’ll need

  • Pressure-Treated Lumber
  • Plywood
  • Wood siding boards
  • Wire mesh
  • Corrugated roof panels
  • Metal roof ridge cap
  • Door hinges
  • Door Pulls
  • Galvanized nails
  • Sheet metal screws with a neoprene washer
  • Surface Bolts
  • Wood screws

Step 1 – Triangular Frame Assembly

1.1 At this step, you will need 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber to create the 4 joists and 8 wall studs.

1.2 Use the drawing below as a reference and cut the ends of the joists at the correct angles.

1.3 Prepare blocking from the beam with cross section 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch. 1.4 Secure beams with 2×3″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop main frame framing

Step 2 – Install Rim Joists

2.1 Use 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material for creating the rim joists.

2.2 Install joists at the bottom edge and secure them with frames by 8×3″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop rim joists installation

Step 3 – Install Nest Box Rim Joists

3.1 Prepare 8 rim joists with cross-section 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch.

3.2 Secure rim joists to the frames with 2×3″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop nest box framing

Step 4 – Install Nest Box’s Front Frames

4.1 Prepare 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber for 8 rough sills and 8 studs.

4.2 Assemble the frames for the front of the coop and secure them with 3″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop nest box framing

Step 5 – Install Plywood For The Floor

5.1 Using 9/16″ plywood, use the drawing in Node A and make the necessary cuts for the flooring.

5.2 Secure the plywood with 2″ wood screws.
7x6 a frame chicken coop flooring

Step 6 – Install Nest Box’s Rafters

6.1 Prepare 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber for the 4 rafter supports.

6.2 Cut one edge to make 10 degrees angle and install rafter supports on the frame with 2×3″ wood screws.

6.3 Prepare 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber for the 8 rafters.

6.4 Cut one edge and install rafters with 2×3″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop nest box rafters installation

Step 7 – Installing The Siding for The Coop

7.1 Prepare and install starter course from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1/4 x 3/4 inch.

7.2 Prepare the 1/2 x 6 inch. wood siding boards in the required amount according to the drawing.

7.3 Secure the siding using 2″ galvanized nails.

7.4 Prepare and install roof ridge cap from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch.

7x6 a frame chicken coop siding installation

Step 8 – Install the Sub-Roofing

8.1 Prepare the 9/16″ plywood for the roof sheathing according to the drawing.

8.2 Secure the plywood with 2″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop roofing installation

Step 9 – Install Plywood For The Floor

9.1 Cut 9/16″ plywood for the flooring using the drawing below as a guide.

9.2 Secure the plywood with 2″ wood screws.

7x6 a frame chicken coop plywood flooring

Step 10 – Assembling and Installing the Nest Box Door

10.1 Assemble the frame from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 2 1/2 x 1 1/2″ with 2×5″ wood screws according to the drawing.

10.2 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh in the required quantity and install it on the inner side of the frame with the help of an industrial stapler.

10.3 Prepare the 1/2 x 6 inch. wood siding board according to the drawing.

10.4 Install two 4″ door hinges using 6×2″ wood screws. Finish the door installation by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.
7x6 a frame chicken coop nesting box doors

Step 11 – Assembling and Installing the Coop Doors

11.1 Assemble the frame from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 2 1/2 x 3/4 ” with 1×5″ wood screws according to the drawing.

11.2 Prepare and install starter course from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1/4 x 3/4 inch.

11.3 Prepare and install the 1/2 x 6 ” wood siding boards in the required amount according to the drawing with 2″ galvanized nails.

11.4 Install door trims from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1 1/2 x 3/4″ with 2″ wood screws according to the drawing.

11.5 Install two 6″ door hinges using 2×1″ wood screws. Finish the door installation by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.
7x6 a frame chicken coop doors

Step 12 – Installing the Metal Roofing

12.1 To cover the roof will need 4×6.25 ft2 of corrugated roof panels.

12.2 Fasten the panels with 1 1/2″ sheet metal screws with neoprene washer.

12.3 Prepare and install four metal roof ridge caps according to the drawing.

7x6 a frame chicken coop metal roofing installation

Step 13 – Aviary’s Mesh Wall Installation

13.1 Prepare wire mesh sheets according to the drawing. To cover all the square will need 40 ft2 of wire mesh.

13.2 Fasten the mesh with an industrial stapler.

7x6 a frame chicken coop mesh wall installation

Step 14 – Decorate the Coop

Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard. Decorate your chicken coop by giving it a unique and stylish look.

7x6 a frame chicken coop

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