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Starplate door frame

star plate door frame adjustment

The ground we built our StarPlate chicken coop on has a medium degree slant.

We decided chickens didn't need a perfectly level floor, so we elected to not dig out a flat spot or prop one end up.

Making the door frame square seems to be a good way of correcting for the hillside slant.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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