We were very fortunate to receive lots of good advice on the construction of the hen house from our good friends Norman and Alec (not a couple!).
Norman sat down one evening in our kitchen (which he built - more about that in a separate post) with a sheaf of paper and a bottle of wine and sketched out details of all the joints I would need to use.
During several site visits to inspect progress both Norman and Alec politely suggested, independently, that some bracing would be a good idea otherwise it was likely to collapse during the first storm.
I therefore spent the weekend adding corner braces as well as the roof trusses and window openings. It is now perilously close to getting a roof.