How big of a opening from coop to flight pen for a Peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Joe.G, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I need to cut the opening from the coop into the pen, I have a Human door that does into the Pen and another that goes into the coop, I was not planing on making a human door from coop to pen, SO how big of a opening should I cu in the wall to allow them to go in and out on there own? Thanks
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Big enough to fly threw or small enough to walk threw.

    My peas fly threw the doorways sometimes when they get spooked, i have seen them fly threw my 100 foot barn and my truck is parked at one end of it, freaks me out, [​IMG] i just know one day one of them are going to hit something, it is dark in there in the middle [​IMG]
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want it to be big enough for tehm to walk though, I don't want it to big so that in the winter it won't let a big draft in, I have a wire screen door and some windows I am going to cut in also to help keep it cool in summer, I figure they will be outside most of the time.
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe my peafowl door is about 18" wide and roughly 2 ft. tall. We're getting bombarded with snow right now, so off hand, I believe that's what it is.
     
  5. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only cut 2 doors for exiting into the breeding pens since most of my aviary isn't next to the building but I think I made them 16" by 24".If your cutting thru sheet metal siding the only way you will not get any drafts is to save a larger piece and use it to cover the opening because once you cut the wall metal,there will always be a gap caused by the width of your circular saw blade.I thought of using metal screws and a 3/4"x4" board to reborder the cut out piece with to cover this gap but because of the corrugation every 8" it was much easier to use a scrap piece 2' wide and 30" tall.
     
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  6. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't meassure mine yet but I just cut it open, It is prob some where in area of 16 inch wide by 2 ft tall. I'll leave it open, Maybe block it with some hay or a board next winter. I though about using some kind of material to hang there but teh Peas prob would not waklk though it then.
     

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