door width for heavy breeds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aero, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    How wide should my coop door be for a heavy breed like a black australorp? My door is 12" should I stick with medium weight bird?
     
  2. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a ten-inch-wide door, and my larger-than-not BOs can get through just fine. BOs may be slimmer than australorps, though, I don't really know.
     
  3. countrymedic

    countrymedic Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Islands, Black Sex Links, and barred Rock Rooster can squeeze through a 4" x 4" opening. So I think anything over 8-10" will be fine... just my 2 cents [​IMG]
     
  4. Aero

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    I think I'm fine then thank you.
     

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