Chicken door size

Tracyree

Songster
8 Years
May 6, 2011
622
10
131
My old coop is being renovated and it just occurred to me that we kept silkies before and will now have standard size chickens. I imagine we'll need to make the chicken doors larger? What size is best? Right now I'd guess they are about 8"x10"
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
70
231
Anderson, Texas
My pop door is around 22 inches tall & 12 inches wide. I have LF chickens & my rooster is a big boy. Guess the door size depends on your breed. Just keep the rooster in mind when building the door.
 

Tracyree

Songster
8 Years
May 6, 2011
622
10
131
Thanks. Just measured and it's 9 x 10... Probably not big enough.
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
7,543
6,843
496
middle TN
I went 10x13 because that was suggested in my chicken keeping manual. Yes, a tall roo would have to duck to go in but they can and will do that. This book did suggest going a couple of inches bigger if you will have any very large breeds (Brahmas, Jersey Giants...)

FWIW, I'd also make sure you could use an automated door opener/closer with whatever size hole you cut just in case you decide to add one later.
 

Tool

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
99
1
29
I believe mine are 18x18. It seemed at first it might be alittle big, but I did not think about the birds having to duck to go in and out. Thanks.
 

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