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post #11 of 15

Remember that your doors need to be safe from predators, so hardware cloth and solid.  Think about a very large dog breaking in, and a raccoon opening latches.  Mary

post #12 of 15
I'm new to chicks and etc. I wish I could help you out. Is there anyone who knows how large the entry/exit door should be for the chickens. 12x12?
Edited by Johnsbaby54 - 6/20/16 at 7:02am
post #13 of 15
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Is there anyone who knows how large the entry/exit door should be for the chickens. 12x12?

Good question! Right now mine is designed as 18"x24", but I have no idea if that's right or not. These are my preliminary plans.


post #14 of 15
My brother in law made his about 12"x12" and it works just fine for him. Mine is much larger, about 2'x3' because I've got 40 of them all crowding to get out at the same time. So, somewhere between there should be fine.
post #15 of 15

Mine is just under 16 inches.  I built the coop myself and the wall studs are all 16 inches on center. So instead of having to frame in any extra boards I just cut out an area between to of the wall studs.

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