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

    Feb 28, 2012
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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