We have an actual shed for our chicks. It is either 10x10 or 10x12. Wood floor, wood walls, wood roof with shingles. When we got it I mentioned to my husband it needed to be up off the ground for some air flow under it. Well, he has it on wood blocks that have it almost two feet high in the front and at least 2 1/2 feet at the back (our land slopes, not a level spot anywhere). He says that will let the chicks (and adults when they are grown) get under it for shade. I told him they will probably also lay eggs under there, and we won't be able to get to the eggs. He still insists the chick house it not too high/tall up. There are perches for roosting on, and four nest boxes with shavings in them. I have 11 chicks (almost 4 wks old). One rooster and the rest hens. Did I mention it is on wood blocks and shifts if I step into it? He has the blocks at the four corners of it. Scares the heck out of me by how easy it shifts and moves. When I say wood blocks, I mean he has pieces of 2x4 stacked on top of each other. Again, those are 2 feet high at the front of the shed and at least 2 1/2 feet at the back (probably closer to 3 ft tall at the back). Is that too high for the chicken house? BTW: as for how much room they have to roam outside, we have 2-3 acres fenced in and they will have free range of that. Only housed at night and in bad weather .