Question about Coop Post Height

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by itsren, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. itsren

    itsren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I am a new chicken owner and am building a coop for three hens. I'm building a modified version of the Purina coop. We have 1 chick that will grow into a large chicken (Light Brahma). The Purina coop recommends placing the coop 17" off the ground. Is that height going to be tall enough for a Brahma chicken to walk underneath? I want to place their food and water under the cover of the coop. I've looked everywhere that I can think of online to find out how tall our Brahma will be, but I'm only finding the weight measurement (9.5 lbs.). Thank you for your help.
     
  2. newfrom NJ

    newfrom NJ Out Of The Brooder

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    I cant imagine her being more than 15 inches tall and definitely able to take her feed and water in a 17" space. My coop is 20" off the ground and my standard cochin has no problem getting to the food and water I put under there.
     
  3. itsren

    itsren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That gives me an idea of how tall the chickens might be.
     

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