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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Delmar, Nov 28, 2010.
Why are so many coop designs elevated?
I'm thinking it's to give more 'run-room' when it's fenced, but it also seems to be a security measure against predators.
Anyone else--am I close to being right?
and some people use it for droppings. It makes it easier to clean as they fall through
That is what I always thought...also the underneath part can provide shade and a place out of the rain. I would think it would be easier to collect eggs just reaching in while upright than picking eggs on your knees if you werent going to have a people door.
Cool dog Delmar! Terri O
In my case? Easier on a bad hip and back! Makes the cleanout much faster.
It keeps the birds off the damp ground......or their coop off the ground same reason
For me, in Texas heat, it meant a guaranteed shady spot for my girls... plus 16 sf of run space.
Also the way I did my feeder/grit/oyster pipes I was able to do a LONG pipe attached to the tall coop instead of a smaller one.
Bonus points for when we get the freaky flood T-storms I don't have to worry about the coop being wet.
More space for my birds and easier to clean and easier to collect eggs mine just roll right out into the box my husband is a handy guy to have around.....when it's windy my birds love to be "downstairs" they only go in the coop to lay they have another favorite roost outside they like unless it's really nasty so that helps keep everything cleaner too.
Quote:Me too. Here's a pic of mine on concrete blocks. We tend to get standing water in a heavy rain, so it's good for that, too.
Also chickens like to sleep up high, it's just a better use of space to have it elevated.