Best door size for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicole01, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My hubby is going to make an exit door for the run, so the girls will have a way and have supervised free range time. What is the best size to build?

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  2. FriendlyFlyer

    FriendlyFlyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My door is 12 inches high and 10 inches wide. My door size is perfect for breeds about 6 lbs. and lower. In my opinion, a door that's about 15"x12" should accomidate all types of chickens.
     
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Just curious. Are you talking a door from coop to run? Or a door from run to outside world? Big difference....you post wasn't clear. If door for girls to exit...'bout 12" wide x 16'' tall. If door for you .....3' x height comfortable for all that will be going in and out. Just a suggestion. Good luck.
    Erik
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is also 12" high by 10" wide. Works well for all of my chickens.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all.

    The door I need is from the run to outside. [​IMG]
     
  7. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    If the run is tall enough for a person to walk in, I would make the outside door a regular people screen door size. I'm just wondering how a person would keep predators from digging underneath it to get inside? I know people put an apron of hardware cloth around the doors, but don't know about the door to the run from outside?
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Our door will be raised 12 inches off the ground. I will need to make ramp for them on the outside due to the slope. We are not messing with buried wire. I'm not sure what others do to prevent digging.
     

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