My wife and I are getting ready to build a new chicken coop. While watching some youtube videos for ideas I saw this lady who had her perch around 5 - 6 feet off the ground. She had a ladder going up to the perch the chickens could jump up on. Do you think 6 feet off the ground is a good idea? Would this put the hens out of reach of minks/weasels and foxes? If a chicken fell off the perch, would a 6 foot fall hurt the chicken? My wife and I live in a rural area with lots of forest, coyotes, foxes,,,. Three sides of the property is bordered by a hunting lease. Due to the predators in the area coop security is one of my main concerns. My cousin had her entire flock killed a few years ago by a fox. And her house is just 1/4 mile from where my house is. The design I am working on is a pole barn with a peak height of 10 feet in the middle, and 8 feet on the sides.