POP DOOR FINAL DETAILS NEED OPIONS ON MY DESIGN.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by davidr, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. davidr

    davidr Songster

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    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
     
  2. Marion

    Marion Songster

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    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.
     
  3. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

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    I guess that would be fine as long as you have a convenient place to store it while not in use.
     
  4. lovelychicken

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    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.
     
  5. sillybirds

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    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.
     
  6. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

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    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.
     
  8. Poupoulles

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    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.
     
  9. James Hudson

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    As long as they protect them from predators, it's fine. I think you are doing a good job.
     
  10. davidr

    davidr Songster

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    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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