What do I use to raise my coop off the ground?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sunnyseagrl, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all!

    I'm getting ready to build my coop for 2 ameraucanas, 2 Barred Rock, 1 RIR, 1 Black Sex Link. We are allowing them to free range our 30' x 46' backyard that is fenced in. So, I don't need to raise the coop to allow them under it (like you would with a Coop and run). But, I have read that raising the coop is important for many other reasons. Because of that, I'm a little lost on what to use to raise it up. We want to be able to walk inside of it still for cleaning purposes.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. jedgeworth

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    i used 4x4's to
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    raise mine 2 ft.
     
  3. sunnyseagrl

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    That looks great! Is it still sturdy enough to walk on?
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2
     
  5. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how high you want to raise it.... Railroad ties would give them plenty of room to go under the coop...
     
  6. Oswego

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    concrete block
     
  7. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 gallon buckets full of concrete.
     
  8. jedgeworth

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    yes i weigh 200 lbs. and ive been walking all over it. i attached each post to the floor with six 2 1/2 inch screws. you could also use some lag bolts.
     
  9. sunnyseagrl

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    That's awesome, then! What did you use for the floor? Plywood?
     
  10. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2, That's what I used. With thinner half block to help with sloped yard.
    Jack
     

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