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Secret door for the run

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I'm trying to find something...I have a large door that I can enter the run from. I let the chicks in and out of this door, sometimes propping it open during the day. I'd like to build something that let's the chicks easily enter and leave the run that won't let my kids or coyotes in. I was thinking some sort of small ramp system, similar to the door going from the run to the coop. Any ideas or pics?
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Originally Posted by josher57 View Post
I'd like to build something that let's the chicks easily enter and leave the run that won't let my kids or coyotes in.

Mine is 9"x12" guillotine type  I would suggested cutting it 8" to 12"off the floor.
 

The door can accommodate these birds with no problem (I think 9x12 will also accommodate a determined border collie).

 

 

 

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.

 





The chicken can be taught to navigate the maze to get into the coop, but the dog can't physically make the turns necessary to gain entry (assuming you don't make it large enough for the dog to navigate, height limitation being very important)...
Edited by MeepBeep - 4/17/16 at 4:29pm

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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Mine is 9"x12" guillotine type  I would suggested cutting it 8" to 12"off the floor.

 
The door can accommodate these birds with no problem (I think 9x12 will also accommodate a determined border collie).







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.








The chicken can be taught to navigate the maze to get into the coop, but the dog can't physically make the turns necessary to gain entry (assuming you don't make it large enough for the dog to navigate, height limitation being very important)...

Edited by MeepBeep - 4/17/16 at 4:29pm

I like the maze idea. I've got some wore and lumber left over. This would be perfect. I've got a guillotine door going to the coop, I think I'll just duplicate the idea for the maze as well.
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