1. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big should the pophole be for my Maran hens? The coop part of my chicken tractor is 2'deepx4widex2 1/2' tall. There is a 1 1/2' x 4' shade area under the coop and the rest will be the run.

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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mine is around 12" high by 10" across. Looks good so far!
     
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  3. B Redhawk

    B Redhawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 x 10 is nice sized. Mine is 13 wide by 14 tall for my Marans.
     
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine is only 9"x12"
     
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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine's 12x12.
     
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  6. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Coop Building Fanatic Premium Member

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    I just cut one 10x12 in my coop.
     
  7. mechanic57

    mechanic57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10wx12h or 12x12 will let them go through without having to duck and crouch when they are full grown. Marans and most other dual purpose breeds that get up to about 7-8 lbs live weight should easily fit through a door of that size. If you think you would ever get bigger chickens like Jersey Giants, you should make it bigger now. There's nothing wrong with having a door bigger than needed vs going back later and making a small door bigger.
     

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