Chicken door dimensions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by belibutn, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am designing the coops, and I am wondering how fat my girls are going to be. Most likely the biggest of my layers will be a buff orpington, and the meat side will have cornish rocks. A book I read said the chicken doors should be 10in wide by 13in tall. Will that be good enough for any possible BBHs (Big Beautiful Hens) I might have?

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  2. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is roughly that and i have problems with my 80lb labs squeezeing in and eating the feed. (then pukeing it back up... GUYS IM TELLYING YOU DONT EAT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE... but i digress)

    my girls (two RIR) will squeeze through 5" wide opening i have in my compost bin.

    they dont seem to mind if i crack the man door about 7".

    Im in the process of slimming down my opening so my labs cant get in. ive about settled on 8x10
     
  3. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah good. It seems I have nothing to worry about then. Thank you!
     

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