How wide is a mature sex link bird?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bills, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am at the point of cutting a chicken door for them to access the run, and I'm hesitating on what size to make it. At first I thought 9"x 12" but is this too small?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    9x12 will be fine. The door to my nest hutches are only like 8x9... and I've seen my 10 lb roo go though it. Just a tigher squeeze.
     
  3. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of like "pressed duck"?[​IMG]

    For those that are not familiar, pressed duck is a chinese delicacy, I think they do chicken that way as well. The dressed bird is put in a press and squished flat, then cooked a special way.

    Thanks for the info. I hope it's warmer in Everett then it is here, darn cold the last few days! brrrrr.. I'm used to the balmy wet coast weather..[​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well... my chicken coops are into the 20's tonight... so not sure how much better it is down here really.. cold front is moving in to the area. Sure you're getting that too. Wouldn't trade our weather for anywhere else! Good luck!
     
  5. whereswaldo

    whereswaldo Out Of The Brooder

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    ahh shucks worst comes to worst...the hen can break the egg to get in.
     

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