Hardware Cloth Pop Door - Would it work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicks4MyFamily, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of making a pop door out of hardware cloth and framing the outside so that it could slide easily in my tracks. I was hoping to use it during warmer weather to keep the air flowing - anyone see any "con" to this idea?
     
  2. kesali

    kesali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may try this during the hot weather!!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As long as you make it strong and can secure it against a raccoon's dexterous hands, I'd say it should work well. Not a bad idea at all, especially in this atrocious heat.
     
  4. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    As long as it has a lock, without it a racoon could lift it easily.
     
  5. chickenhobby1

    chickenhobby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree the main issue is racoons breaking through, What I did is make a permenent screen door. I used 2x4 inch wire from TSC and built a wood frame door. The bottom 12 inches is plywood for racoon and predetor guard and the lock is up real high. The lock is a hook and eye. Chicken coop screen door on the people door helps soo much in the heat.
     

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