Ideas for coop door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BloominOrchid, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help figuring out how to enclose my coop. I was thinking barn style doors, with a twist.
    instead of them being solid wood, Id like to use rabbit wire as a backing, for air flow & light.
    below you will see the current hole. It use to have a pull down door, that was removed years ago along with the track.
    the opening measures 102in w by 82 in up and down.
    And that is where my building skills end! Hubbies not due home for 3 weeks (Army) and I need to get the chickens locked in 4 days [​IMG]
    So any building advice and supply list is most welcomed!!
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    I have 2 interior doors out there now, simply bc they were in the garage and I put them there [​IMG]
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    I also have 2 windows I will be covering with rabbit wire/hardware wire.
    Now for the winter time Id like to have inserts to keep the cold out, crazy?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    It would work, but I would worry about predators. Maybe a sheet or two of plywood would work until your husband gets back?
     
  3. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK here is my progress
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    two sheets screwed in on the top and bolted into the cement
    Framing the door & my Friends BF who "was just watching us work" and then took over
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    and the door is done for the day. It needs to be supported then it will get put on hinges and have 2 latches
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    Stay tuned for more pics & as we make more progress!
    Until Coop De Ft Knox is secure the chickens are sleeping inside the house safe from the evil raccoons!
     
  4. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop is done!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Well I need to paint still but its done otherwise!
    The inside of the coop
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    Door open (and my youngest helper)
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    finished door
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    Banti roost & step up for chicks
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    the roosts & nesting boxes
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    the food tray and bantie roost
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