I have a "new" chook house (recycled cubby house) and I'm trying to decide how to give the chooks access. The front has a (small) doorway (without a door at the moment, I'll have to make one) and a window hole. The whole thing is raised and is about 80cm off the ground. There's a verandah in front of the door/window hole.
To give the chickens their own door, I'll need to either cut another hole (under the existing window probably) or cut a chook-sized door in the people door. Is it possible to do this? I presume it is, you can cut and insert cat flaps, but is there anything special that needs to be done to the door to have a"chook hole" in it? I was just planning on doing a cheap panel door.
The other option (which I'd like, but for the cost) is to put in a solar-powered automatic chook door, but I'm up for a lot of expense to mesh it in so that the girls have an enclosed run.
aarrghhh. Help me obi-wan, tell me what to do, you're my only hope.