opening for the hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeffery57, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. jeffery57

    jeffery57 Out Of The Brooder

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    does it matter what size you make the opening for the hens to enter the coop? I was thinking 12" X 12". or is that too big.
     
  2. dragonjaze

    dragonjaze Out Of The Brooder

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    depends on how fat your chickens are!! [​IMG]

    you could probably make it around 10 x 10, but I don't know if I'd go smaller, unless they are bantams.

    12 x 12 sounds good to me
     
  3. jeffery57

    jeffery57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the response.
     
  4. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    i cut my pop doors out just between the wall studs, leaving about an inch of siding on each side for the door to slide against. if i remember right i cut them out 13 1/2 inches wide. I couldn't find anything anywhere to say how tall i should make it, and i felt like a foot tall would be too short. i made mine 18" tall, but probably would have been ok at 15 or 16. I do know they didn't have any trouble flying or hopping up while i was building the coop and getting in them, and don't have any trouble getting in and out now.

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