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My coop door is going to end up a little shorter than off the shelf doors so I need to construct one. Does anyone have links to doors they have built? I've built various doors before but just looking for ideas for the coop door-don't know if I should go with plywood, planks, tongue and groove or ? I'm thinking of just framing plywood as I wouldn't mind a chicken door within this door.  Links and photos would be appreciated!

Carolyn

http://www.ruffrowranch.com

 

Ancona Ducks, Aussie Dogs, Calico Cochins and Katahdin Sheep

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Carolyn

http://www.ruffrowranch.com

 

Ancona Ducks, Aussie Dogs, Calico Cochins and Katahdin Sheep

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I build mine with the same material as the building - whether that be siding, plywood, etc..

 

I've used regular hinges but prefer continuous hinge for doors. The alignment seems to last longer.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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You could modify an off the shelf door, both for height and the pop door.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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