pop doors, hinged, sliders, powered

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 3forfree, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your favorite pop door for your coop? hinged, sliders, powered, and why do you like it. Pics too.
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guillotine. Secure when closed. If the lower lip is blocked, even you won't be able to open it from the outside without tools. Open with a pull rope. Gravity closes it, when the rope is released. Absent a pulley, no hardware is required. Does not become blocked easily, except when something is in the bottom lip to keep it from closing completely.

    No photo, but here is a thread with photos. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/434286/chicken-pop-door-plan

    Chris
     
  3. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is a flap with a rope attached that acts like a pulley system, It runs through the rafters across to the door and has 2 loops, one to keep it open and the second to keep it closed. It can be reached without stepping in to the coop. Door is cut between the studs and attached with a door hinge.
     
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    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just some eye bolts and pulleys--last photo should be rotated--guillotine keeps door locked.
     

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