How high off the grounds should feeder be??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stav1981, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. stav1981

    stav1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a design where I have the food feeder inside the coop, I was wondering how high off the ground should the food hole be? I am getting west sussex chickens so that is the size of the chicken but I dont want my little chooks to be stretching for food?

    Basically I have a letterbox hole in the coop and was wondering how high I should place it?

    I think about chest height for the chickens but am not sure, any advice would be great. thanks
     
  2. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    I hang mine inside about 5 inches off the ground so they don't run directly under nor kick sand/litter into it while scratching around.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

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    Quote: It all depends on the size of your birds.
    It should be just a little higher than their backs.
     
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    I will be getting Sussex chickens, The feeder is basically a box on the outside wall with a hole in the wall itself. should I go for 6 inches from the floor???
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

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    That seems pretty low to me considering the size of a Sussex, but it will work.
    You may just spend more time cleanng litter from it
     

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