How big should my pop-door be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brickdogg, May 12, 2010.

  1. brickdogg

    brickdogg Hatching

    Mar 30, 2010
    I am building my first coop from scratch, any information I've needed, I found here with no problem. Except the size the pop-door should be. I would also be interesed in ideas to build a basic pop-door with a pully system.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Mine is 12"x12"
  3. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    Should be big enough that your girls can get through it by ducking their head a bit.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think mine is 11"wide x 13" tall. There's really no set size for a pop door as long as it's large enough for them to comfortably fit through it. So it kind of depends on whether you're getting basic large fowl, bantams, or big birds like JGs. I have an auto door now, but here's a pic of the pulley system door I started out with. It was mounted inside ( The cable in the pic ran through a bit of rubber tubing shoved through a hole we drilled through the wall, so that we could open/close the door from outside.

    We used a metal track for our (lexan) door to slide through, but a wooden track would work just as well.
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Bigger than your largest chicken [​IMG]
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Songster

    When do chickens quit growing? Mine are probably 3 months old.

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