Constructing people door for the coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by carolynm, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2011
    Bailey, CO
    My coop door is going to end up a little shorter than off the shelf doors so I need to construct one. Does anyone have links to doors they have built? I've built various doors before but just looking for ideas for the coop door-don't know if I should go with plywood, planks, tongue and groove or ? I'm thinking of just framing plywood as I wouldn't mind a chicken door within this door. Links and photos would be appreciated!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I build mine with the same material as the building - whether that be siding, plywood, etc..

    I've used regular hinges but prefer continuous hinge for doors. The alignment seems to last longer.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    You could modify an off the shelf door, both for height and the pop door.

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