Hen house door rod

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rhp668, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Rhp668

    Rhp668 Hatching

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    Hi all, I am building my first coop and have seen example rods that allow you to open and close the chickens' door without having to enter the run. However, I have only seen it in pictures and have not been able to find one to purchase. An example picture is attached. Anyone know where to buy one or supplies to make one?
     

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Not sure you can buy one,
    unless you could find a 'replacement' part from one of the prefab coops makers.

    If you're handy and have metal working experience and tools,
    it wouldn't be too hard to make one.

    Might be easier to have your pop door operate vertically and use rope and pulleys(or screw eyes) for out of run operation.
     
  3. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    You could take a piece of wood (boomstick or similar) and put an eye in the end(s).

    JT
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That would be a pretty simple way to make a 'hinge'.
     
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