Chicken door too big or small?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by klasala, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. klasala

    klasala New Egg

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    We are currently building our coop. Our buff orpingtons will be here in a few weeks. I had him ( the hubby) make the chicken door 12 x18 inches because the chickens are a large breed. Is the door big enough or too big? We are new to the back yard chicken thing. I plan to post the pictures of the coop as soon as we are finished with it.
     
  2. annagarret

    annagarret Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds big enough...that's bigger than mine. Mine is a 12x12, it's on the small side (DH made the coop when they were smaller) they go in and out fine....they have to duck their heads a little though....[​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That sounds fine. Mine is 14" wide and 18" tall, works well.
     
  4. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a perfect sized door for heavy breeds of chicken.
     

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