COOP door

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DLS, May 1, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I open the coop every morning. Then at night I run them in & shut it. should I make a small door to open & shut?
    OR should I have a smaller door and just let it open?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not quite sure what your asking. Sorry! I can be a little dense sometimes... [​IMG]
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Well, if you leave it open you risk having any critter that passes by joining your flock in the coop [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wanted to add a small door you could, but you do not really need one. If you are running them in, the larger door might be a big help, instead of them trying to run in single file.

    If you create a small door, do not leave it open at night, it may be small enough to keep large dogs out, but everything else(fox/coon/opossum/weasel/etc) would be able to walk in at their leasure and now your ladies are trying to get back out that small opening.

    I think it's fine the way it is, as long as it's functional. If you want a small door, go for it!

    -Kim
     

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