Door problem: the chickens kick dirt/bedding into the door jamb and the debris pries the door open

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenLove123, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have an answer for this? I never anticipated this when building my coop and run. I suppose I could build doors so that they swing in instead of out, but that's not really practical.
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Building so it swings out would probably be best. Post so pics of the situation so we can get a better idea of the set up.
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I stapled a strip of inner-tube rubber over the hinge area. My pop door is hinged on the bottom and does duel purpose as it forms the ramp when opened. The strip of inner-tube rubber flexes and "pops off" the poo and debris allowing closure, been working for over twenty years now.

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  4. bald egg

    bald egg Out Of The Brooder

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    I attached a 2x6 to the inside wall so there is a wall width gap between the door and coop floor. This wasn't high enough so I added a 2x4 above it. They still kick stuff against the door bout not as much.
     
  5. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    raise the door...
     
  6. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My door is raised 6" with a removeable kick board to make cleaning easier. I do deep litter method so it required doing it that way.
     

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