elevated coops/coops on stilts

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mary, May 25, 2007.

  1. Mary

    Mary Hatching

    May 24, 2007
    What are the rules concerning a coop built up off the ground? How far will a chicken be willing to walk up a ramp? I posted about the 3x10 coop earlier, and was thinking of elevating part of it and letting them have the under part for more shade/shelter. The roof would overhang a bit too. I need to figure out what I want, since my DH will be willing to help this weekend, and that may be my only chance at getting his help.
  2. bayourouge

    bayourouge In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    central Louisiana
    i have 2) 3 1/2 x 10 breeding pens for bantam trios that i like alot. i put an elevated coop so they'd have the full 10ft of run. i put the 3x3 coop with roost and nest box about 2 1/2 ft off the ground. they seem happy.
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have several 20 inches off the ground. I love it because it gives them someplace to get out of the sun and expands the run area. There is a photo of my latest one in the stickyed post for coop designs. I use a 12" wide piece of plywood or 1x12 if I have it and put the rubbermaid non slip shelf liner on it. They have no problem getting up and down the ramp.

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