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I'm a newbe and seem to be puzzled by the chickens' coop access door being called the poop door. I feel dumb as can be for asking, but what exactly is a poop door?

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Pop door, not poop door...dont know why it's called that.

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post #3 of 14

It's the little door that the chickens go in and out of the coop.

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It harkens back to ancient chick coop construction, referring to a small door that "pops" open.  Hinged at the bottom, folds up to be closed and latched.  You undo the latch and the door pops open and down into a little ramp for the chickens to exit the coop.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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Originally Posted by cfdf 

It's the little door that the chickens go in and out of the coop.


OK, that's pretty much what I thought ... and I wanted to find out if it has a special use ... like cleaning a particular space.
I'm gathering info before I design a suburban back yard coop. I've been building stuff all my life ... and I need to draw plans before I start cutting boards. There's that old saw about measuring twice and cutting once. Also, it's been my experience that every time I cut a board it gets smaller. That's why I need to draw plans. And I can't draw comprehensive plans with knowing what a poop door is. Or is it a pop door as oldchickenlady says.
So, thank you both for your input.  :^)


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Quote:
Originally Posted by gryeyes 

It harkens back to ancient chick coop construction, referring to a small door that "pops" open.  Hinged at the bottom, folds up to be closed and latched.  You undo the latch and the door pops open and down into a little ramp for the chickens to exit the coop.


Ahhhhh, I never knew the origin.  Thanks!

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Originally Posted by gryeyes 

It harkens back to ancient chick coop construction, referring to a small door that "pops" open.  Hinged at the bottom, folds up to be closed and latched.  You undo the latch and the door pops open and down into a little ramp for the chickens to exit the coop.


Thanks for that. Apparently pop morphed into poop through the years ...
Thanks again.

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post #8 of 14

I've never heard it called a poop door.  It's always the pop hole door or pop door.  Maybe you read a typo?  Or is that a regional term where you live?

Sometimes people do add extra little doors to clean under the roosts or to gather eggs.  I usually refer to these as service doors.  They're especially handy on small elevated coops that are too short to walk into.  Usually those are for a few chickens on a smaller lot.  For larger numbers of chickens, the most common design is usually more like a shed, with modifications.

Have you decided on a coop style, yet?  There's a link to coop designs at the top of the page, in case you haven't found it, yet.  I love how different they all are, when people make their own designs.

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In addition to my chicken pop door (chicks go in and out), I also have a poop door.  This door is used to help clean out the pine shavings and poop that accumulate on the floor.  The door is sized to my push broom.  It cuts down the cleaning time tremendously.  Please see my BYC page for a picture.  I suspect this isn't the answer to the original question...

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My6Chicks, I love your coop! Where did you get the poop tray for under the roosts? And are the 2 x 4 roosts so that the chickens can keep their feet warm? I'm having to cut down 10-15 trees anyway for my future goat pen (unhealthy skinny trees, I'm weeding them out before they fall on the fence and the goats make a break for it). Can I fit out roosts like your original ones but just use wider branches to protect their feet?

Thanks for all of the pictures-- I'm starting to get a better sense of how the framing etc. fits together.

Also, am I the only person building chicken coop models out of legos to see if the layouts work? roll

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