How big are your pop doors.

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

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Does 12wx14h sound about right, or should it be bigger. I've got some big Orp boys. Would 14x14 or 14x16 be better.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  2. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2010
    West Dundee IL
    I have a 2 BA's and a Delaware and my door is only 12x10 and I have no trouble. The delaware is a pretty decent sized bird
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    I have BA, BO, and large EE gals. My door is 12 x 16 and they go in and out 2 at a time. I keep waiting for them to get wedged.
  4. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    12"x12" I think that is how big mine is . They will stoop down to get through it if they have to. 8 RIR's
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine is 8"wide and 12" tall. I have three RIRs and three PRs. They have no trouble at all accessing the coop. You should keep it to a minimum in a colder climate
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    My pop door is 10X14. I was somewhat apprehensive with the size wondering if the rooster could fit. That was 4 months ago. Tuesday night one of the sexlinks went up the ramp to go to roost and just stood in the door opening. Well Bob, the GLW rooster was ready to go in also. Ebony wouldn't move from the door so Bob just squeezed in between her and the other side of the door. So I know two can fit in a 10 inch space even if one of them is a 10 lb rooster.[​IMG]
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yep, chickens can squeeze into a remarkably tiny space. Mine is even smaller than this. I didn't measure it. I just cut a hole. Even my large BR cockerel who is bigger than our huge BO girl can fit through easily.
  8. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    I was going to make my pop door 12'w x 15'h. I checked out the sizes of automatic doors, and saw one that comes in 3 sizes. Even tho I won't be using an automatic door right away, I wanted to think ahead in case I decide to get one later on down the road. That way I won't have to reconfigure the door again.
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    I didn't think about this when I built the pop door, but I'm glad I built mine large enough so my hips can fit through it. My daughter accidentally locked me inside the run one day and she went back inside and couldn't hear me yelling for help. I had to crawl through the pop door to get inside the coop so I could free myself.
  10. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Thanks everyone, I do plan on putting an automatic opener on the doors, so I think I'm going to go with 10wx12h. Hope that works OK, it does get very cold here, and I like to keep the doors open all day if it isn't storming.

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