chicken coops

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I don't see why not as long as it's strongly supported. A lot of people build their coops off the ground for ease in cleaning and the chickens like to hang out underneath for the shade.

If you have other questions about building your coop, you can get answers here:
Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance

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Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here, Kenny!

A lot of chicken tractors and smaller coop/run combinations have the coops that high off the ground. The chickens don't care (and in fact may actually like getting up higher, especially when they're heading in to roost).
 

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Hi Kenny and welcome to BYC. I have one coop that is 1m off the ground. The door open downwards, increasing square footage and negating the need for a ramp as the birds simply fly onto the opened door and then walk into the coop.

The link given by NFC is a great place to search, as is this link -
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/
 

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