Hinged Chicken Door (plans or pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlienChick, May 24, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am struggling to design a little chicken door that is slightly recessed to minimize the water draining inside and I'll put a frame around the outside for cosmetic purposes.

    I'm wondering how to do this.

    I'm thinking that I cut a hole in the wall and make a 2x4 frame inside to mount the door.

    I want the door hinged to open up and I'll latch it up at the top.

    I am beating my head over how this would be put together.

    Anyone out there with HELP and/or PICS?? Please?


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  2. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you want it to open inward or outward?
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to open it from the outside. Outward.

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  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    This is NOT what you asked for, but the word "recessed" caught my eye. If you haven't considered a sliding door, here's the one I put in my bantam coop. It's recessed, which is nice, because it helps keep water out when it rains. The door is inside, but I put it on a pulley (just through eye bolts) that runs outside, so I open and close it from outside the coop...

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