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Coop door height off ground

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Nivek, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Nivek

    Nivek In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2014
    I'm about to cut a door in my turkey coop so they can start free ranging again if the temperature ever gets above freezing again.
    I'm considering cutting the door about 2 feet off the ground to keep coyotes out of the coop if I forget to close the door at night. It seems like most people have doors right around ground level though. Is there any reason not to put a door in higher off the ground if you can? I could easily put steps of some sort in.
  2. hahuff

    hahuff In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2015
    Subscribing so I can see the answers
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster 5 Years

    Jun 10, 2013
    My coops are 2 feet off ground. Have a ramp and chickens and turkey have no problems getting in.
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger Premium Member 5 Years

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    Having a door 2' off of the ground will not in any way shape or form deter coyotes. They can easily jump much higher than that. They can also walk up any ramp that the turkeys can walk up.
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