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Hinged Chicken Door (plans or pics)

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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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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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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, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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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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