pop door size for Jersey Giant

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickers, May 27, 2012.

  1. chickers

    chickers In the Brooder

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    I am working on converting a shed to a coop and I have a question about the size of the pop door. My existing (soon to be much too small) coop has a 12" h x 9" w pop door. I don't think that woud be adequate for the JG chick I currently have in my family room. ;)

    So what size pop door should I have for a JG?
     
  2. archershan

    archershan In the Brooder

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    My pop door is 18" wide by 22" tall. My Brahma Roo (who is quite large) has no problem getting in and out at all...
     
  3. chickers

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    Thank you for your answer! :)

    My Brahma hen can get through my existing 12 x 9 pop door, but I'm building a new coop and have a 3 week old JG in my family room. I'd like to have an automatic pop door but I'm not sure any of them would be big enough.
     
  4. archershan

    archershan In the Brooder

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    You inspired me, I just bought a Black Jersey Giant Pair and put them in the coop with my pop door... :)
     
  5. chickers

    chickers In the Brooder

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    LOL!

    So now I'm just a victim of chicken math but a purveyor. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckyDucklings

    DuckyDucklings Chirping

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    Hi,

    Did you get any other answers? What size did you have in the end? Do you think 18" x 12 " is big smooth or does it need to be larger?

    Thanks

    Jane
     
  7. DuckyDucklings

    DuckyDucklings Chirping

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    Big enough! that should say...!
     
  8. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    I have to admit I am not familiar with Jersey Giant Poultry. My pop door is also coincidentally 9x12".

    I have raised Meat King Roosters in this coop and they managed my door with no issues and room to spare.

    Also I might add a 35 lb raccoon was able to get through the window in the door of my coop and escape with a laying hen. (He only did that once I will say).

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    If your chick came from a hatchery don't worry about it getting too huge for a normal sized pop door. Hatchery Jersey Giants don't get as big as birds bred by serious JG breeders. 9x12 should be big enough.
     
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