chicken coops

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kenny31, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Kenny31

    Kenny31 In the Brooder

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    can a chicken coop be 38 inches off the ground
     
  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    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

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  3. Kenny31

    Kenny31 In the Brooder

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    ok thank you for the information
     
  4. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    A coop should be higher off the ground. Chickens like to gather underneath (maybe add some windbreaks) and it makes it more difficult for predators to get inside. Make sure the ramp isn’t too steep!
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Also make sure it is well anchored so that it can't be tipped or blown over by strong winds. My coop is on stilts and we opted to bury the legs close to 20 inches to be sure the whole thing is stable.
     
  7. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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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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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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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/
     
  9. 007Sean

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    Howdy Kenny:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Agree with Pirate Girl, and yes, make sure the legs are stable. A raised coop is especially good if you are in an area that floods alot.
     
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