Coop Height

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5peeps, May 11, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    How high do you think I should make the coop if I want it to be a raised coop ( part of the run under it ) . Also how tall should I make the coop it has a 4ftx4ft
    floor so far .

    Thanks for your help .
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2008
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Make it tall enough to walk in without smacking your head on anything if you ever plan on going inside.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our raised coops sit on frames that are 24" tall. I like this height as I'm 5' 2 and a half inches tall so they are ideal for me to clean out without bending over too much.

    Modifies Chick-N-Barn

    Post Brooder Coop

    There are links for more pictures to the entire building/framing proccess for both above linked coops on their pages.

    The second coop itself is roughly 3' tall and perfect for the Bantams that we raise.

    I wish we had made the Chick-N-Barn's modified run just a bit taller though.

    The second coop I linked to is an addition to our main coop & run.

    Hope this is some help!

    Dawn
     

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