Coop run doors, please share them with me

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wannabchick, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    If I choose to go the route
    Post, board, 1/2 hardware cloth for the whole run

    Please how to make the door?

    Photos would really be appreciated
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  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little tough to tell in this photo. The run door is to the right. It's just a 2x4 frame with corner support's and hardware cloth attached. Sturdy hinges as well. There is also a hasp for a pad lock.

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  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours looks a lot like Baymen Moe's. Our only regret, - make the door a little higher (we'll be digging out some of the dirt in front of the door this summer). It swings out, and despite shoveling, snow and ice build-up is bad. I can open the run door only enough to squeeze in there! Glad spring is coming soon!
     
  4. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Thank u so much, that truly does help
     
  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Great advise you just shared, so your suggesting having the door higher, or you mean, placing more wood at the bottom..I got a little blonde moment going on...
    Xoxo
     
  6. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our land is not level so we leveled a board and then mounted the door. This resulted in the door being up off of the ground, which is a good thing.


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  7. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    The inside door for the coop is same as everyone. I put a 2x6 scrap board along the bottom of the wall, tall way so there is a 6" step. I built the door to flush with that, so there is no getting litter jammed into it. When I clean it out, I'll have to park the wheel barrow outside the door, but that's ok.
     
  8. san415

    san415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a great picture of the run door since I was taking a pic of the coop, but you get the idea. My door frame looks pretty much exactly like Baymen's except that I have a 2x4 cross piece across the middle for added support.

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  10. rainierlass

    rainierlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home Depot sells a wooden screen door for under $20 - - I added 2X4 welded wire to it ....

    after this photo was taken I also added hardware cloth all the way around the run and door on the bottom and 2 spring clasps and a hinge lock.

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