How high off floor POP door with deep litter method?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DENALI, May 8, 2009.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need to know how high off the floor to make the opening. We plan to use the deep litter method and we dont want them dragging out all the shabings with them. Thanks
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mine is only lined up with the floor. But use a board (like a 6")across it to prevent the shavings from coming out with the chickens.
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    6-8 inches high.
     
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing 12" off the floor with a ramp up to it on the inside.. Shavings starting at 2" deep to a max litter depth of 10" deep in the main area, 12" deep under roosts via the drop floor.

    As the litter builds up they won't need nor use a ramp as much, if at all to begin with.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009

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