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dimensions of the hole in the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blackeast3, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. blackeast3

    blackeast3 New Egg

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    I"m building a two floor coop and need a hole on the bottom of the second floor for the Orpingtons to travel through. What dimensions should the hole be for an adult chicken?
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the angle of the ramp. I'd make it 10" or 12" wide, and long enough to be sure their backs don't scrape -- long being the dimension that matches the ramp in direction.
     

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