Door for chickens in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by max13077, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I started to cut the door in the side for the chickens and I got to thinking, really don't know how big to cut it!! Can somebody tell me about how big is good?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I wouldn't go smaller than 9x12 and that will be a real squeeze for larger chickens... 10-14 x 14 is pretty commonly used. Taller than wide, if it isn't square. Highly recommend cutting the hole so the bottom is significantly ABOVE the floor of the coop, to reduce the amount of litter that gets kicked out.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know How appropriate it is, But I used a paper plate to mark for the 1/2 circle and cut striaght down from there.
     

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