Predator Proof Chicken Door -- help needed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenLove123, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Songster

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    I have the basic coop design planned out. The last detail is how to make my chicken door predator-proof. It'd be great if it could be remotely opened and closed (with a string or whatever), but I will trade convenience for security! [​IMG]
    Thank you!
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    i have mine open with a rope , but i also made the door a bit heavy so it cand be opend easely
     
  3. treeman52

    treeman52 In the Brooder

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    Mine is simple plywood door 3/4 inch , sides up inside wall in grooved 2x lumber guides. opened by pulling cable with pulleys from the ouside. The only advice I have is make sure the door goes down past the bottom of the opening so the preds can not get their claws under it.
     
  4. ChickenLove123

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    Treeman! That's it! Thanks! The last piece of my puzzle seems solved... at least for now!
     

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