Why pavers under the coop/run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Motts, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Motts

    Motts Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have searched and have been unable to find the answer to my question. Why do people but large 12 X12 or small brick-like pavers under their coop and run? Is it just for water and to help prevent rotting of the wood or is there other reasons? Thanks:)
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Thats why *I* used them. Also, they hold down the "apron" of hardware cloth used to keep predators from digging into the coop and/or run.

    Using a three foot wide (or tall) run of hardware cloth, one folds it so 18" of the bottom of the run walls is secure and 18" of ground is covered. Placing the pavers keeps it in place; few predators dig any distance away from the barrier, so when they encounter the metal wire barrier in the ground, they can't get in that way.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The legs of one of my coops sit on bricks to keep the contact with the earth to a minimum.

    Chris
     

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