Katrinagallia
Katrinagallia
I was curious how much it would cost to build the 4x8 hen house and about how long it should take to build. Also is this one designed for the chickens to be free range or to attach a run.
Last modified: 18 Mar 2012, 10:33 AM
 
Taylor
Taylor
Hi Beth, Thank you for your questions... answers below:
[b]Time to build[/b]... this is variable based on type of tools available (compressor and nail gun makes thinks faster) and skill level... but I would say a couple of weekends...
As for the [b]material cost[/b], that is also completely variable depending on type of wood, quality of materials, location, etc... but about $400 to build the 4x8....
heres the materials list:
[list](4) - 4x4’s in 6’ length – pressure treated for longevity and durability
[*](45) – Standard 2x4’s in 8’ lengths
[*](2) – Standard 2x4’s in 10’ lengths
[*](9) - 4’x8’ sheets of approximately ½” plywood or OSB
[*](1) - 2x6 you will only need 3’ in length so buy the shortest length available
[*](3 bundles) – shingles – typically 3 bundles of shingles will cover 100 sq. ft which will be more than enough Roofing felt (you only need about 80 sq. ft)
[*](30) 1x2 furring strips (for a ‘board and batton’ exterior and trim)
[*](4) – Hex Block 4 or Pier w/hot dip galvanized bracket (These are approximately 1’x1’x1’ blocks that form the foundation to set your 4 posts on. With the Hex Block, the posts rest in a 4”x4” square hole in the block. With the Pier w/bracket style, the block has a bracket that has two holes so you can drill a hole through the center of your posts and attach the posts to the bracket with a bolt)
[*](2) – 1¼” x 4’ wooden dowels
[*](4) – 2x2’s in 8’ lengths
[*](5) – oil rubbed bronze sash lock (twist lock)
[*](4) – black tee hinge 3.5”
[*](6) – oil rubbed bronze hinge 3”
[*](4) – 4”x12’ aluminum fascia (optional)
[*](4) – 12”x12’ aluminum vented soffit (optional)
[*](4) – 1½”x12’ aluminum drip edge
[*](2) – 16”x6” (or 16”x8”) face on vent
[*](2) – 2’x2’ windows
[*](6) – H1 hurricane ties (to attach the roof trusses)
[*](1 roll) – 3’x15’ hardware cloth net, black PVC (for window screens)
[*]16d 3¼” nails for framing 8d ring shank nails
[*]2½” Roofing nails for the shingles 3” wood screws (you will only be using 18-20 of these)
[*]Trim nails for the board and batton on the exterior
[/list]
Hope that helps.
 
Have a great weekend!
Jason
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