Chicken Coop Idea Help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ninefamily, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Ninefamily

    Ninefamily New Egg

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    I bought a chicken coop and before I build it. I have an idea and didn't know if anyone else did this. My backyard gets very wet at times and I thought putting the chicken coop on cinder blocks. But I would make the cinder blocks level with the ground.I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not. So your opinion is greatly appreciated
     
  2. 5Sons Coop

    5Sons Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would dig in at least have the block. I think I would have issues with the chickens digging under them or the frost making them tip if I did not.
     
  3. agarlough

    agarlough Just Hatched

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    I worry about frost damage depending on your climate, unlevel blocks, water collecting the the spaces, freezing and cracking? What about doing a really deep layer of sand? Or even washed gravel, then sand on top?
     
  4. Ninefamily

    Ninefamily New Egg

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    Never thought the frost. Thank you for your help.
     

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