1. rooster47

    rooster47 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2010
    My husband has finished the run and is getting ready to put the "pop" hole in the coop. How big should the hole be and should it be? Thanks.
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I made mine about 12" wide and about 18" tall for standard birds.
    There are Silkies in some of the coops and bantam Cochins in another and I often just don't raise the door up real high for them so the wind or rain doesn't come in but with the standard Cochins I have to raise it all the way up for them.

  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think mine is only 12 inches high (10 inches wide), and my girls (breeds listed in my signature) have no problems going out or in. If I had a rooster, I might want it about 2 inches taller??? If you go taller, and think it's too much, you can always lower the door a bit. There's really no "wrong/right" answer.

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