chicken run height

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ipie68, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how high does the chickem run have to be? (Example: 12x8xhow ever high it needs to be) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how tall the chicken boss is.........[​IMG]

    I like about 6' above the run....so hubby doesn't have to break his back!
     
  3. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! A run should be no less than 6" taller than the tallest person that goes into the run for feeding,coop repair etc.
     
  4. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you [​IMG]
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I agree! A run should be no less than 6" taller than the tallest person that goes into the run for feeding,coop repair etc.

    I agree the taller the better, I couldn't imagine choring in a coop/run combo on my hands and knees or bent over. Now what will all the toy coop folks think now, you know the ones with a 2' high set-up that looked so cute in the magizine.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Having the run taller than the tallest person in the household is a good way to put it.

    For anything smaller, I like the roof to be hinged, so I can flip it open and still stand up in it. That's what I did with our grow-out tractor. Having to stoop or crawl will suck the joy out of chickens in a hurry.
     
  7. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is six feet high all around ,this is plenty tall for my set up. More height for taller people i guess is ok.
     
  8. ccw2005

    ccw2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    Mine is 16x32 feet, and about 5'10" tall so that it cannot be seen over the privacy fence. Looks real pretty, except I am 6'3" tall and routinely find the need to clonk my head on a 2x4 cross member I use to help keep the chicken wire roof in place.

    Just thought I would share [​IMG]

    CCW
     
  9. claudicles

    claudicles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 6 foot tall and ironically I am the one, at 5'5" who hits my head on the gate all the time. My 6'1" brother is used to having to duck. I do have short tractors but the top opens on them, so I don't have to crawl. Crawling through chook poop is not nice [​IMG]
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    my run is large and we couldn't afford fencing that high...so I clipped their wings to keep them inside. it works very well. I also string filament across the top with blank or old cd's threaded on it to keep out sky predators. Dogs keep out the ground predators. in almost 5 years, I have never lost one to a predator while in the run. My run fencing is only about 4 1/2 ft tall.
     

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