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how far off the ground?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dragonchick, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How high up off the ground should the coop be? I have seen a few plans that say to place them on concrete blocks, and others that lay used pallets down for the base. Is there a standard height or is anything acceptable as long as it allows for air flow?
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    depends on type of coop, and what you want. Some are on the ground and/or use ground for thier floor, others can be 3 feet in the air. Mine is on cinderblocks, but it depends what you want, high enough for birds to get underneath, or on 2 inch blocks. its up to you
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read some where that they should be up 1 foot to keep rodents out.
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    What you want is air circulation to keep things dry and provide a rodent barrier. Rodents dislike the open-ness of a raised coop. A foot should do. Just dont let junk and litter accumulate under it.

    If you raise it and live in cold climates, youll probably need to insulate the floor. I have also seen some pretty cool coops on wheels, which allows you to move them around.
     

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