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Can my shed go directly on the ground?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmeeter88, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a resin shed that I will be converting into a coop. Can I build it directly on the ground or should I put something under it for a foundation.

    Flooding is not a problem, the area is slightly angled (but even).
     
  2. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you get snow? Would the melt-off run into your coop and get everything wet? We do, and it would, so we raised our coop off the ground, but only by 8 inches. Enough to keep it dry.
     
  3. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do get snow, yes. But this shed is pretty tight so I don't know if water would be a problem...
     
  4. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

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    I rinsed mind, not to keep it dry, but to discourage pest's from living under it.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Does it have a resin floor?

    If it doesn't, I'd raise it up off of the ground...
     
  6. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the floor itself is resin. [​IMG]

    I guess that answers my question!
     
  7. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should stll raise it. Home improvement stores sell concrete pavers which are only 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick.

    All of my stuff here is on pavers or blocks. Here anyway if it is on the ground or slab it can raise property taxes (not the value of) as it would be considered a permanant structure.

    jeremy
     
  8. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd raise it,just to keep critters from digging under.Even if you put it up on 4x4's Will
     
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    I would raise it too,for all the above reasons and I think its easier to keep them warm if its not right on the ground.
     
  10. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best to be safe than sorry. ...I think water will find its way inside onto the floor no matter how tight sealed it might be....IMO
     

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