Need Help. Hole size in bottom of coop to access the run below?

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

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big does the access hole need to be in the bottom of the coop for the chickens (not bantams) to get onto the ramp and get down to the run?
     
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  2. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I've gotten some answers on how big holes need to be when they are in the side of the coop but I need to know how big a hole I need to make in the floor so they can walk down the ramp to the run below.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

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    how big holes need to be

    Bigger than the chickens [​IMG]

    Measure out about 2 1/2 chicken lengths from the coop wall.
    Leave 1 chicken length between the wall and the beginning of the cut.
    Set the ramp angle so there is plenty of head room at the far edge of the hole

    Keep in mind it's going to take a lot of your inside floor space no matter how you do it​
     
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  5. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is a chicken length? My chickens are two weeks old.
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    I too have been wondering how bit to make the exit hole... [​IMG]
     
  7. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you ever get an answer let me know. I've had no luck.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

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    Quote:It depends on the breed
    Bantams would be about a foot and full sized would be about 16-18 inches in length. It needs to be long enough that they don't have to duck their heads going in or out

    Id make the width 12-14 inches

    It should look something like this ( Don't laugh too hard)

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    [​IMG] I LOVE IT!!!! [​IMG] Does that chicken have 4 legs?
     
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  10. Bear Foot Farm

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    Does that chicken have 4 legs?

    Yes

    It's a new breed i developed.
    I thought since people like drumsticks they would taste good, but they are so fast I can't catch one to try it out [​IMG]
     
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