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post #1 of 9
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Now that the run is done. How big of a cut out is average for the door between the coop and run for the chickens? WxH
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 How big of a cut out is average for the door between the coop and run for the chickens? WxH  Mine is 9"x12" guillotine type  I would suggested cutting it 8" to 12"off the floor.
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The door can accommodate these birds with no problem.

 

 

 

Old metal 4x8 shed I salvaged, painted, put wooden doors on, insulated and converted into chicken coop. Still a work in progress. It was basically a box kite when I drug it home.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 4/10/16 at 11:18am

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Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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post #3 of 9

Just to make it simple I cut mine between to of the wall studs, so its 16 inches wide.  Probably wider then is necessary but it was quick and easy.  I do have the bottom of mine 10 inches off the floor to make room for the littler to build up between cleanings.

post #4 of 9
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Thanks guys. I didn't think of off the floor alittle so the litter stays in.
post #5 of 9
Mine’s 12x12 but there is nothing magic about that. I like Flyin-Lowe’s reasoning, it was easy so that’s what they did.

A couple of points on a pop door, other than raising it up above the bedding. You don’t want it too big so you don’t get as much rain or snow blowing in. That’s the big reason to me to have a pop door instead or using a human door, less water gets in.

The other is you need a way to lock it open or make sure it stays open. You don’t want to lock the hens away from the nest if the wind causes it to shut. You don’t want it slamming shut if a chicken is standing in it. So just build it so it stays open until you are ready to close it.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #6 of 9
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Got it. Thinking of a manual guillotine style
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Edited by Hokum Coco - 4/12/16 at 7:30am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #8 of 9
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Pins (fashioned with nails) on a string or in my case heavy nylon whipper snipper line drawn in to position by 2 permanent magnets serve as my locking mechanism. You have to tie a not or a bolt to serve as a check once the pins are drawn away from the magnets against a bottle neck in order for the door to be pulled into position. I got magnets from old speakers in a scraped car make an easy and effective locking device. My guillotine style door is raised and lower with this same type of line with just a small hole drilled at the top of the coop man door in my case. The reduced friction on this heavy monofilliment line means you do not have to bother with pulleys and the like. The pop door raises with little to no resistance with a gentle pull and falls with just the weight of the door which is made of of just ½"plywood. I hook the loose end of the line with a carabiner to the wire panels in the run in the open position and just unhook it and let if fall to the closed EASY PEASY.
Is there anyway you can post pictures So I can see your setupThank you
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Is there anyway you can post pictures So I can see your setupThank you


Well that is odd can not seem to get my camera to take a picture? Hmm do not know what I did? Was working fine yesterday? Must of did something wrong. It seems to have pooped the bed temporarily.

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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