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Need a small coop door? Sorry if I'm sounding dumb lol...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gypsy Blue, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Gypsy Blue

    Gypsy Blue Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I'm converting the back part of a VERY small house on our property to a coop and will have an open door with a ramp going up. Closes, locks all that happy stuff. If a critter can get in then they probably deserve a chicken dinner kind of coop. Do I NEED a little chicken door? I'm curious as everyone talks of them but are they a necessity? It'll open out so no one would get stuck behind a door and wont interfere with the litter. Just curious and any opinions are greatly appreciated![​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You NEED a way for them to get in and out. How you manage that is up to you. Rain coming in might be a factor but if it is on a covered porch, maybe not.

    If you use that human door, be sure you can secure it open as well as closed. I’ve had a run gate blow shut.
     

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