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Chicken Pop Door Plan

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cairopd1069, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have looked at hundreds of chicken coops to see if I can figure out how to build one of the sliding pop doors with no success. Since I built my own 8x8 without any formal plans you would think I could figure out how to build the sliding door. Does anyone have outside and inside photos or drawings that I could use? I could build one that folds up or down, I just like the sliding type.
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I don't have any real good pictures, but here's what I've got on this computer. It's framed with 1 x 2's and then over that 1 x 4's to make a "Pocket" of sorts. A piece of plywood cut to fit a bit loosely, then a eye hook screwed into the center top of the door and a piece of cable ran straight up then through another eye bolt across the ceiling to the outside then through another eye bolt. It hangs down the wall and I have a hook that I pull it down and hook it on to keep it open. Just remove the cable from the hook to close.
    It's hard to explain, but maybe you can tell what I mean from the pictures.

    Here's the door from the inside
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    And here is a picture of the outside (Hallway) If you look you can see the cable hanging down in the center of the window and the hook that I hook it to when open on the right side of the window frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Darn feathersnuggles! I never had that happen! I didn't think anyone even looked at my page.
    That made my night! [​IMG]
     
  5. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always looked at your page [​IMG] You're one lucky man to have a coop like that [​IMG]
     
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  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:awww, thank you!


    I'll just be glad if I ever get it finished. I've already been working on it for three years. lol
     
  7. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, the photos help a lot. I tell myself that I know a little about construction, but the smallest things can baffle me!
    Thanks, again for all the responses.
     
  8. brounii

    brounii Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very nicely done. Love your coop and your polish chickens/roosters [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Columbia,SC
    Use sliding drawer runners and an acrylic breadboard...wont hang up as bad.
     

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