Okay, so my wonderful husband went and picked up a great giant hutch for my chickens. Its really (really) heavy, and was just sitting on the trailer waiting for strong men or a tractor to lift it down. Today he and his Father-in-law got it down on the ground for me. But here is my dilemma. It used to be a rabbit hutch- but it is 8 x6 foot, and looks more like a shed on stilts. It is about 10 feet tall, 4 or so which is the legs. They just put it on the ground without digging holes for the legs. Instead of the obvious choice of digging holes to put the legs in- my DH wants to use a jack to lift it up and cut the legs shorter. Its pretty heavy and I'm pretty sure it will not tip. The legs are really thick. So, should I have him cut the legs to 3 feet tall or 2 feet tall, I'm going to use the area underneath as part of the run. I'm going to have a couple standard chickens, and some bantams. I thought 2 feet would be good so I could use 3 ft hardware cloth and bury the bottom foot horizontally. Is two feet enough room for the chickens to comfortably run around under there? Sorry this is so long.