Help with run door/Gate, IDEAS Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bird Hearder, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to start the run today. I do have most of the lumber, and hopefully all the chicken wire.
    I'm not sure If I should try to build the entry door/gate.
    I guess the biggest ? is how to build a Strong door/gate?
    My biggest concern is gate sag in a short period of time.

    Any Ideas or Pix would be Great.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. musicalchickenraiser

    musicalchickenraiser Out Of The Brooder

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    You could have one barrel bolt latch on bottom and one on top to make it sag less. maybe you could even use a combination padlock with the combination painted on the side:)
     
  3. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Control sag easily with diagonal brace. Use screws.
     
  4. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Great Ideas, They will take the weight off of the open side thats for sure.
    I appreciate it
    Thanks.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Here's some pix of the human door Skip built for our main run...

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    Hope these are some help!

    Dawn
     
  6. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats Great, Thanks. That's a real nice Run, I like the Dome whatcha MaCallit.

    I just got the post's set for the run and wont be able to do anymore till they set up.
     
  7. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the basic run size. Poles will be ready to work with in the Am. when the concrete is set.
    Now is there any advantages to having the door swing in or out of run? Entrance will be @ 90degrees next to coop door.
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    Sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to avoid future problems.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008

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