POP DOOR FINAL DETAILS NEED OPIONS ON MY DESIGN.

davidr

Songster
11 Years
Jan 22, 2009
151
2
119
Mokena, IL
Finishing the details on the coop.

The pop door opening is approx 12x18

instead of a hinge or slide I was thinking of having it just come off. The door would fit in the opening like a cork in a bottle. simple eye hook on the inside to hold it in place.

I'm not worried about predators, totaly enclosed run.

yes/no/maybe, all comments are always welcome.

Thanx,

David
 

Marion

Songster
12 Years
Feb 21, 2007
310
1
149
Wilmington, NC
That is how my pop doors are and it works out just fine. I rarely ever have to shut them at all because of the closed runs and mild weather in the winter here.
 

lovelychicken

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
114
0
119
mine is gonna be totally enclosed as there is a racoon family living two houses away that the wife wont let the husband dispose of so ill just have to be more careful i guess.
 

sillybirds

Songster
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
569
26
166
California
If you're going to open and close it every day, I think hinged would be the easiest/best. You don't have to worry about as precise tolerances for fit, it's probably more secure, if you ever need that, and you don't have to worry about where to put the door or losing it.
 

quiltnchik

Songster
10 Years
May 19, 2009
1,006
13
161
Virginia
Quote:Sounds good, but I'm too scared to not close my pop door every night. We have a fully enclosed run, but knowing my luck, some predator would get in somehow the one night I decided to leave it open
 

RendonRoo

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
1,147
8
161
ft. worth
I went to Home Depot and got drawer slides like on kitchen cabinets. They roll up and down very easily. I have 3 adjoining coops and will eventually have a cable pull system for them. Just pull one cable from outside the runs and all 3 doors will come open. Just a thought.
 

Poupoulles

Songster
12 Years
Jul 17, 2007
372
5
143
Mayberry (really!)
Quote:Like alcatraz/old jail cells. I like this idea. My door was a "fit" but the rain has been so bad that it warped/swelled just a tad and now its a serious pain.
 

James Hudson

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
52
0
28
As long as they protect them from predators, it's fine. I think you are doing a good job.
 

davidr

Songster
11 Years
Jan 22, 2009
151
2
119
Mokena, IL
I think the drawer slide idea is clever.

I do not have the fine motor wood working skills necessary to make a door with hinges that fits and is tight.

I'm worried about drafts from a door crack, as this part of the coop faces north.

I can hang the door on the coop wall with an eye bolt and hook.

I was also thinking about using a small double hung window mounted at floor level for a pop door.

David
 

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