Jacking up a shed coop?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
Rabun County, GA
I'm contemplating raising my coop off the ground a bit. Would a prefab shed need full support? We built the floor on to the frame of the shed.

Just wondering if it is do-able. Not real high, just enough for them to get under and me be able to see them. I was thinking of those concrete foundation blocks that are solid concrete that you can attach stuff to the top of.
The important thing to remember is that the coop will need to remain on a level surface in order to stay plumb. Plumb is vertical levelness. If the shed gets out of plumb from not being horizontally level you will find your doors and windows don't work like they ought.

I've used a floor jack to lift the corner of my 8'x12' coop. Its generally recommended there be a block every 4 feet, so mine has a total of 10 blocks.

So, the answer to you questions is yes, its do-able but depending on the size and weight of your coop it will be a bit of a chore to get er' done and keep it level.

Best of luck.

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