Question about Door for Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jaimslee4u, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I put a door on my chicken's coop?

    Smaller coop about the size of a dog house with the run off of that. The chickens are still a bit young so they stay in the enclosed run all day. The door/hole they come in & out of is in the middle of the coop. They seem to sit right on the edge of it instead of snuggling inside. Is this going to be too drafty for them in the winter? Should I put an actual door that can be closed?
     
  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you from that will determine if you need to have a door or create some sort of entrance to stop a direct draft.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yeah...it really depends on where you live. If you're in a warm all year round area...probably not (although it's safer to be able to lock them up when needed). But if you're in an area that gets cold, you probably will want one.
     
  4. nwmud

    nwmud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would add a door - for safety reasons. if you have critters arround your place... being able to lock them up is needed.
     
  5. spotman47

    spotman47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I 'd definetly put a door on it was'nt a good day when Mr coon showed up and raised h--l not very fun picking up your feathery friends with a pitch fork the next day![​IMG]
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in Maine... so I guess a slight renovation is in store before winter, [​IMG]
     

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