1. captionerlady

    captionerlady New Egg

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    I am in the middle of building a coop and have some questions. I am considering whether it is better to put the pop door in the side or in the floor. I see that people have doors on theirs, but many designs that I have seen don't have any doors. If the coop is in a secured run, do you still need the door? If I have it in the floor and put a lip, will I still lose a lot of bedding? Thanks in advance for an opinions.
     
  2. downhome

    downhome Out Of The Brooder

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    put it in the side and make where it opens up or to the side or make a slider that pulls up. that way it will not get clogged with poop and mud.
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    I recommend in the side. Also, I don't care how secure you think your run is, you will still need that door. I thought my run was secure (it's right off the coop) until last summer when I left the doors open at night for ventilation, and a possum got in and killed two of my four chicks [​IMG] [​IMG]. My run is fenced in all the way around. JMHO
     
  4. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side mounted door for sure. cut the opening about 6-8" above the floor and you won't have a problem with them dragging your litter out.
     

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