Just a quick easy construction question. help pls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Radrooster, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Radrooster

    Radrooster New Egg

    Feb 22, 2012
    Hi I'm new to chicken raising and I'm building a coop first before they arrive. My largest question is how big should the chick entry and exit door to the run be.
    not sure how tall the chicks will get
    how big should the door be? Thanks
    and I can't wait to read around the site.
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    One book I have says a 10' wide x 13" tall door is fine. Then I have a plan I found online that has it as 12" x 12".

    I have been pondering this as well.
  3. Radrooster

    Radrooster New Egg

    Feb 22, 2012
    Thanks for the reply, that sounds good.
    I was thinking I wanted to keep it large enough for the birds but small enough a lot of the predators that could make it thru my run won't get in the coop.

    I lthink I'll use 12 x 12 for mine.

    Again thanks for the info.
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    My pop door is 12" tall and 7" wide. Plenty big enough for my largest Heritage RIR.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012

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