1. thedancingelephant

    thedancingelephant Hatching

    Aug 29, 2011
    I am in the process of building a coop and see a lot of designs for automatic doors. My question is how important is it to have the door shut every night if weather and security is not an issue? Can you just leave the door open?
  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    If the run is secure, by all means, leave it open.
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    Quote:I agree- if your run is VERY secure with a top on it, then there isn't much need to close the door.
  4. ChlorophyllChick

    ChlorophyllChick In the Brooder

    May 27, 2011
    We let ours free range during the day. They all file back into the coop at night and we close up their run which is totally enclosed. In the winter we will probably close their coop door at night to keep them a bit warmer, but for now they don't need it shut. This way if they wake up before we let them out they at least have access to their run with their food and water.

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