newb coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by archerobx, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at different plans for a coop and run. I have a qustion about run hight. I looked and all I can find is a min. sqft per chicken. I am leaning towards an A-frame run and was thinking 6 feet high.
    Any information would be great.
    Thanks
    Ryan
     
  2. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you should consider whether or not you intend to be able to go into the run or not. I'm only 5' 2" and a 6' highest point would be easy to walk in and out of without bending my head over. I think people with the lower A-frame runs have chosen to be able to move the whole run in order to get into it and clean it.

    What do others think?
     
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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Id at least make it 4ft tall, and like lalyswishytail, said it really depends on wether you plan on bein out in the run much. Just remember wether you plan on it or not you are more than like going to have to be out in the run from time to time, to clean and possibly cacthing chickens. 6ft high for the run would be great in my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  4. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry should has put this info in, I want it to be portable. was thinking when its time to clean move the whol coop and run to a different area.

    thank you
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    No problem there, then the only consideration is how much trouble will it be if you have to your chickens out of the run for something. Me pearsonally I wouldnt go any smaller than 4 ft tall. Its really just whatever you want. And it may be less trouble going with 6ft on an A-frame coop. IMO.
     
  6. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with a very small coop made from a dog crate and a run that was 4' tall x 10' long. I found it to be difficult to manage (catch) the chickens in this short run, and I am just over 5'1"!

    So, within the limits of weight, taller is better for the run IMHO.
     
  7. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I will got with the 6 foot high center. should be that heavy.
    thanks again.
    Now to find a coop plan.
     

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