coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lacrystol, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    We are in the process of making a new coops for all my chickens, but I have a question, how high does the coop need to be off the ground, we are making one for my silkies, phoenixs and bantams.. 3 different coops....
  2. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Arkansas River Valley
    Your coop does not have to be off the ground at all, it just depends how much rain you get and what materials you use. [​IMG] However, a foot and a fourth is about what I would go with. Keep in mind that the lower you go, the harder it will be to clean out underneath and the dirtier it will get when it rains. Making it higher has it's own problems as well, however.
    Good luck and have fun![​IMG]
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If the coop is raised enough that a chicken or other animal can get under it, then IMO it needs to be up enough that you can get under there, too. Sooner or later you will have to retrieve something, and then there is the poop factor if the chickens can get under there.

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