Gate/Door/Someway to get into run plans

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Stacykins, May 22, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    So, in a few weeks it will be time to build the run for my chicks (who are a week old at the moment). Anyway, what is the best way to build the gate portion to get into the run? I am building a 25x25 run, and definitely want to have access to it. Something simple is preferable, though I don't think it is a complicated task at all. I am just having trouble visualizing what needs done. Pictures would be an added bonus!

    Thanks so much for any help!
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

    Aug 30, 2009
    My Coop
    Mine's probably not the best of examples, but you can see pics below. Regarding the hinges, I used the "cafe" type - so that the door swings both in and out - I really like that! Also, I raised the bottom of the gate off the ground about 8" - so I can easily open it when it snows.
  3. eggscrement

    eggscrement Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    heres mine just 2x3s with hinges and gate latch and hardware cloth

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