Raising coop??

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Raising coop??

Postby Rustyroots » 18 Aug 2014, 14:28

Hi All,

I need to raise my coop between 12 and 18 inches, the legs at the moment are made from 3x3 fence posts. What is the best/safest way to do it?

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Re: Raising coop??

Postby drfish » 18 Aug 2014, 15:33

I'd stand it on breeze blocks. The legs will fit into the holes of the block, so all sides should remain level. Plus it will leave space in the middle should it be required for shelter or storage.
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Rustyroots » 19 Aug 2014, 18:39

Hi drfish, thanks for the reply. I thought about using hollow ones, but I can't find any at local builders etc. The reason I am raising it is so that it will give me 15 sq ft extra run space and think that I may put dust bath under there. I was thinking of using 2 fence post off cuts as I have a few lying around and bolting through all 3 to raise it, but not sure how safe it will be.

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Re: Raising coop??

Postby drfish » 20 Aug 2014, 09:13

The problem is you move the centre of gravity considerably higher, therefore, it becomes more unstable. I had thought about it with the coop I have for brooding, just to free up some space, but because it gets extremely windy where I live, I decided against it. It gets windy enough to remove my kids 10' trampoline and reposition it next door :lol:
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby organic chick » 24 Aug 2014, 09:17

Would railway sleepers be any good?
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Rustyroots » 24 Aug 2014, 09:52

That's something I hadn't though of I will look into using sleepers.

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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Exibit » 13 Sep 2014, 09:27

Hi I also raised by coop, built a frame and sat the coop ontop then joined it onto my run, the girls use this for shelter in high winds or heave rain

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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Exibit » 13 Sep 2014, 09:37

Here you go

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Re: Raising coop??

Postby organic chick » 13 Sep 2014, 18:27

Excellent job. How do you like the plastic water containers.
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Exibit » 14 Sep 2014, 00:38

Organic chick

Thanks for the reply, this is the best drinker I have used, been using it for 18 months, only need to fill it every 10 days would last longer if I was not so fussy. Only issue I have found is make sure you wipe some Vasaline around the seal on the top on first use, do not lift the drinker by the top screw on tap\handle this caused a split and I needed a replacement..

Apart from that best drinker available
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Rustyroots » 14 Sep 2014, 09:55

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies. I am going to build some 8 inch square concrete blocks,and make an impression in the top with an old bit of fence post about 4 inches deep and then I can sit the legs of the coop in them.

Where did you get the drinker from Organic Chick and how much did it cost?
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Re: Raising coop??

Postby Exibit » 14 Sep 2014, 16:40

It's called

Honeypot Chicken Drinkers

Go to Flytesofancy web site

Go to chicken drinkers and you will see the Honeypot drinkers

I have the 20 litre one
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