Of course, it matters! Ok, the question: How high does a small chicken run need to be? I am considering to build a small tractor to which to attach a covered run. Would 24" be sufficient? I am plotting the dimensions, trying to figure out if I want 4 or 5 feet width (It will - in theory - match the garden I am planning to establish, so the birds can run over the empty beds and do their thing) We are a family of 3 and don't eat a lot of eggs most of the time. I will try to get a picture of the setup I am thinking of building.