How big should the Coop Door be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bluefx4, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. bluefx4

    bluefx4 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2011
    Hey yall,

    I have some RIRs that are about 3weeks old and I am building them a coop. How big should the door be for them to get out to the run? Thanks
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    Well certainly big enough for them when they are full size. I think my coop door is approximately a foot wide by a foot and a half tall. That is a rough guesstimate though. You don't want it too big though as to keep out bigger predators like fox or coyotes. I am not sure what other predators you have but if you have smaller like moles or raccoons they might still be able to get in. Chickens can amazingly squeeze in a lot smaller space than you think they can.

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    My chicken book recommends 10"Wx13"H unless you have a really large breed in which case you'd want to increase it an inch or two.
  4. baldessariclan

    baldessariclan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    I read the 10" x 13" recommendation somewhere as well, and used it in my coop. Seems to be just about right.

  5. WinsomeToWisdom

    WinsomeToWisdom New Egg

    Oct 17, 2015
    This looks great...thanks for the visual!

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