Door for chickens...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueheaven, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    I'm in cold MN and I don't cover my door. That said, it's on the north side of the house and does not take any direct wind. I found that it doesn't really affect the temperature much in the coop anyways. Cold is just plain cold.
     
  2. blueheaven

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    how big should i make the chicken door?
    standard hens (will have pullets in 6 weeks)
    cannot wait....
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    Don't know what kind of birds you have. 12x12? 15x15 (that's mine)? Cut the hole about 9 inches above floor level if you plan on using deep litter. Otherwise you'll have a shavings flood each time you open the door.
     

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