finally made the guillotine door for the girls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mskayladog, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    used a cutting board for the door, it opens and shuts from the inside and a latch to lock it at night.Fluffy butts were helping and are already using it.
  2. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Nice job - very creative on thinking of a cutting board to use! Do you have a locking mechanism in place to prevent a raccoon from prying it up to gain entry?
  4. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, the lock is a pin which goes into the side of the wood fram and into the cutting board. A Raccon would have to get into the fenced run to get to pop door and the door opens from inside the coop. I was surprised how easy it was to make. Hubby made a recessed rail pretty easy on his grinder.
  5. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    If the bottom of the door is nested in the frame, it seems unlikely that the door could be opened from the outside. There would be no part to hold to pull the door open.


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