If I have a big chicken, how big should the door to the coop be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DangerChickenHouse, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have a big chicken, how big should the door to the coop be?
     
  2. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hinesville, Ga
    My Leghorn rooster is pretty big and I have a door that is approx. 9" wide by 12" tall.

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  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens will bend down to get through the door if need be. I don't no where you live but one consideration to ponder is during the winter the pop door will let in a cold draught. I have a big pop door & it got really cold this winter & I had to keep the door blocked off.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Yep - if you're in a cold winter area OP, then make it the smallest you can to where it's still comfortable for you birds to access. My largest bird is a buff orp - and my pop door is 10 x 12. Breeds like brahmas and JGs would probably need a little larger...
     
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  5. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a beautiful Leghorn! Wow!!!!

    Thanks! I'm cutting my door today.
     

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