Coop door 7x7?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jschway, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jschway

    jschway In the Brooder

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    The biggest bird I have is a Buff Orpington. (They are chicks right now) (I also have sextons and Rhode Island reds.

    Right now they have a door leaving the coop that measures 7x7 inches... Is this too small? (Not finished yet... )

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  2. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Songster

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    Yes. 12" x 12" might even be a bit small for an adult Orpington.
     
  3. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Chirping

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    7x7 is way small, mine is 14x14 but 12 12 would work, best is 12 wide and 14 high
     
  4. jschway

    jschway In the Brooder

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    Dang... glad I asked before the chickens moved in.... so they wont beable to get out of the coop if its 7x7?
     
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster 8 Years

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    It depend if you plan to raise very large breed. I have 8"x10" coop door, but modify to 12"x16" after add a Jersey Giant rooster. He is a monster about 24" tall.
     
  6. jschway

    jschway In the Brooder

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    I don't plan to own any larger breeds at this point. The largest breed I own now is the Buff Orpington. Thanks for the input. I would love to not have to recut the door. But don't want to wait till they move in to do it either.
     
  7. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Songster

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    Orpingtons are quite large birds. Possibly only the Jersey Giant is bigger. So you may as well cut that door now. : )
     
  8. jschway

    jschway In the Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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