Height of Bantam Coop?*another question on wood*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SunshineSteedFarm, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    I am building a coop for either a trio of pair of seramas, and I was wondering how high would the coop need to be?
    Thank you and Happy Holidays,
    SSF [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009

  2. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    My bantam coop is four feet high at its lowest point, going up to around four and a half feet high at the top of the slanted roof. The whole coop is itself on two foot tall legs so I don't have to stoop as I reach into the coop to clean it out, etc.

    This gives me enough room to put a roost in there, yet not have the birds sitting in a draft while they're on the roost (the vents are up at the top of the front and back wall of the coop). To me, that's going to be the deciding factor when you consider how tall the coop needs to be. Unless you have silkies, bantams can and do like to fly up to roost.

    The tractor I have for these bantams is only 3 feet high, but doesn't have any roosts in it, since they are only in there during daylight hours.
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    My bantam coop is 2' high!
  4. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    Thank you for the helpful replies [​IMG]

    I also have another question, when building a smaller 2x3 hutch, what size wood should I use? 2x4?

    Thank you! [​IMG]
  5. wing it

    wing it Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    with a 2x3 hutch you can use smaller framing 2x2, 1x2, if you have a table saw you can rip wood to what you need . this is a brooder I built it is about 46"x24" the box is 3/4 plywood screwed togather stand is 2x2 and 1x4 [​IMG] hope it helps
  6. gsim

    gsim Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    I would go as tall as possible because of heat buildup in a small space. All chooks like to roost above the floor ht so a coop as short at 2 ft wold put them up against the roof deck where it is hot. I would want 5 ft or so and have permanent ventilation on at least 2 sides at top-of-walls ht. They do ventilation/windows that can slide open to allow more ventilation according to ambient temp of the day/season. Heat kills poultry while cold rarely does in the USA.
  7. dickies chics

    dickies chics Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    Baldwinville MA
    If your coop is the type that you need to enter regularly make sure it is tall enough for you to enter and stand in, or cleaning will be a real pain.

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