How big of an Chix access opening for a fence board?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by UrbnFrmr, May 23, 2012.

  1. UrbnFrmr

    UrbnFrmr Hatching

    May 23, 2012
    Hi Folks - I am trying to put an access opening in a gate door made of 6" wide plank fence board, so that the Chickens can access the front yard while the dogs stay in the back yard (thus the gate door remains locked). I am trying to figure out dimensions of the access, and where to place it (2' from ground, etc) so the chix can get thru, but not the dogs. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? My dogs are extremely crafty from an escape point of view, ie. they figure out how to open doors/gates/etc. Thanks!
  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    12 x 12 seems to be a good size. My pop doors are this size and the chickens seem to happy.


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