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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sloallie10, May 4, 2009.
Quote:when I build all my structures I make sure that a human can walk through it with out pending, so at least should be 6' tall.
I don't like to crouch, so my run is about 6'2" because I'm 6' even. I like to go in with the girls and see how they interact with me. They peck my ring and sometimes let me pet them. I don't want to be in there worried about raising up and bumping my head.
I'l planning on 6+' as well. I'm not 6' mind you, but I don't like tight spaces.
My run is only 3 feet tall (8' long, 4' wide). I use a toy rake to clean it. I'm planning to build a taller one, not so much to walk in, but so the girls can spread their wings and exercise on the days they can't get outside.
I'm thinking of making the run 5 feet tall and using the top of it as a "green roof" and plant greens and trailing vines for the chickens to snack on.
We make large runs tall enough for us to stand up in.
The run on our tractor is short, but designed with a hinged roof. That way we can reasily reach in or even stand in it. It makes servicing or catching chickens easy.
The one thing I wouldn't want is a run that I had to crouch in. That would kill my back!
If you go with a run that's taller, you can use some of that vertical space for the chickens by putting in things for them to climb, walk and perch on. Mine really enjoy that and it adds interest to their day. Plus they get more exercise. I think they can spy on the neighbors and look in our windows easier that way, too.
Same here- I want the chickens to be comfortable, but I'm as concerned about me, too!
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