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how high to put a chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ipie68, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my backyard floods alot during the spring and fall and this is the only place to put the coop, ive ran into a brick wall with this untill I get the wood to build it [​IMG], so id like to know how high to place it, ive been looking every where for this [​IMG]
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were building in a flood prone area, I would raise the coop about 2ft. over the highest water level seen. Also, depending on HOW the water runs through the area when flooded, You might have to give serious thought to anchoring the coop so it does not become a houseboat when the water rises.
    Jack
     
  3. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you the water where i am planning to put it only gets about 1ft at most, lol, maybe i should put a raft under it, (just kidding)[​IMG]
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:why not collect gallon milk jugs or a few empty plastic drums mounted under, just in case. Maybe you will make it on TV with with your chickens sailing down main street in their coop....
     
  5. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideally you want to put it in a spot that doesn't flood (especially the hen house), but at the very least I'd put some roosts in there so they could seek higher ground.

    Maybe I'm under thinking this.
     
  6. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:why not collect gallon milk jugs or a few empty plastic drums mounted under, just in case. Maybe you will make it on TV with with your chickens sailing down main street in their coop....

    lol that would be funny
     
  7. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but it rarely gets more than a couple inches :yuckyuck :clap
     
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  8. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost 2ft, this gives plenty of room for them for cover to get out of the weather elements.
     

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