Coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Caleb x49, May 11, 2009.

  1. Caleb x49

    Caleb x49 Out Of The Brooder

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    i want to build an elevated coop. how high up do you recomend it be?
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I would build it about 30" to 36" high from the ground
     
  3. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caleb....how much snow do you get there in Ill.?

    That's how high I would put it.
     
  4. Caleb x49

    Caleb x49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:usualy not that much at most maybe a foot
     
  5. IDIOT HUSBAND

    IDIOT HUSBAND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I build mine in about 2 weeks my coop will be about 3 feet from the ground just because the box I have is about 3 feet and I want a 6 foot run hight.
     
  6. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine is about 2 1/2 feet off the ground. I was looking to have a little area under the coop that the girls could hang out at if the sun got to be too much!
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  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I would go about 6 inches...kinda scared of heights and plus that way short folks can reach in
     
  8. Hillbilly Rooster

    Hillbilly Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine on a snow mobile trailer and put it on the property line it is portable so no building permit was needed and neighbors couldn't complain.

    Know I am looking for a halfway decent camping trailer to gut out and put nesting boxes in.
     
  9. LovinMyHensInNC!

    LovinMyHensInNC! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely high enough for your chickens to go under for sun protection and flying predator protection.
     
  10. Puget Sounder FC

    Puget Sounder FC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I didn't have much choice but my coop is about 40" off the ground a converted play house. Pictures on MY page.

    Good luck can't wait to see pics
     

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