coop raised or on the ground?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by txcharlielynn, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. txcharlielynn

    txcharlielynn Hatching

    Feb 4, 2013
    ok, so I'm in the design stages of my 1st coop and im unsure on something: it ok to have the coop sit directly on the ground or is it better for it to be elevated a few inches? I've seen it both ways in pictures.
    Coop is going to be 12x8 with a 6 ft inner height run is going to be 12x16 . the coop isn't going to be open on the bottom, we will be installing a floor.
    Any suggestions or opinions will be greatly appreciated :)

  2. nursebecky99

    nursebecky99 Songster

    May 17, 2012
    Alamance County NC
    i am a fellow newbie, but everything I have read and looked at, mostly shows elevated coops due to predators like snakes, rats, mice...etc.

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