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Hinged Chicken Door (plans or pics)

post #1 of 4
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I am struggling to design a little chicken door that is slightly recessed to minimize the water draining inside and I'll put a frame around the outside for cosmetic purposes.

I'm wondering how to do this.

I'm thinking that I cut a hole in the wall and make a 2x4 frame inside to mount the door.

I want the door hinged to open up and I'll latch it up at the top.

I am beating my head over how this would be put together.

Anyone out there with HELP and/or PICS??  Please?


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post #2 of 4

Do you want it to open inward or outward?

post #3 of 4
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I want to open it from the outside.  Outward.

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Cornish Rex cats, aquatic turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres.

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post #4 of 4

This is NOT what you asked for, but the word "recessed" caught my eye.  If you haven't considered a sliding door, here's the one I put in my bantam coop.  It's recessed, which is nice, because it helps keep water out when it rains.  The door is inside, but I put it on a pulley (just through eye bolts) that runs outside, so I open and close it from outside the coop...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37862_march_11_001.jpg

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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