1. Chickenfiend

    Chickenfiend Out Of The Brooder

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    How big should the door be that the chickens use to get in and out?
     
  2. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My door for my sex-link hens is approx 9"X12", and they seem to come in and out with no problem. As a amatter of fact when I open the door in the morning, sometimes two, or three, are all trying to squeeze through it at the same time. funny to watch.[​IMG]
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  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Mine is about 20" tall, and about 15" wide. I wanted it to have enough room for the Mob Rush, LOL and for the chickens to be able to "peek" out before going out, (so they wouldn't be freaked by the door the first few times).

    Mine opens down and out (hinged at the bottom) - so it serves double duty as a chicken ramp - I put cleets on the inside of the door, so when it is open the cleets are on the top of the "ramp" for steps.

    ETA - VERY pretty hen, Bills.

    Peace -
    Meriah
     
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  4. Chickenfiend

    Chickenfiend Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea with the steps and door becoming ramp
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 10 inches wide and 13 inches tall, big enough for my 78 lb dog to fit through.
     
  6. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 12" wide by 17" tall, and my ramp doubles as a door too. I can padlock it closed.
     
  7. Chickenfiend

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    What is the smallest the door could be this way my dog cant get in if he gets through the fence?
     
  8. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How big is your dog? [​IMG]
     
  9. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly depends on the breed(s) of your chickens. Bantams could use a much smaller door than a jersey giant or even a buff orpington.
     

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