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question on door size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kennyl70, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. kennyl70

    kennyl70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that the run is done. How big of a cut out is average for the door between the coop and run for the chickens? WxH
    Thanks
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    The door can accommodate these birds with no problem.

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  3. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to make it simple I cut mine between to of the wall studs, so its 16 inches wide. Probably wider then is necessary but it was quick and easy. I do have the bottom of mine 10 inches off the floor to make room for the littler to build up between cleanings.
     
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  4. kennyl70

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    Thanks guys. I didn't think of off the floor alittle so the litter stays in.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mine’s 12x12 but there is nothing magic about that. I like Flyin-Lowe’s reasoning, it was easy so that’s what they did.

    A couple of points on a pop door, other than raising it up above the bedding. You don’t want it too big so you don’t get as much rain or snow blowing in. That’s the big reason to me to have a pop door instead or using a human door, less water gets in.

    The other is you need a way to lock it open or make sure it stays open. You don’t want to lock the hens away from the nest if the wind causes it to shut. You don’t want it slamming shut if a chicken is standing in it. So just build it so it stays open until you are ready to close it.
     
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  6. kennyl70

    kennyl70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got it. Thinking of a manual guillotine style
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  8. kennyl70

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    Is there anyway you can post pictures So I can see your setupThank you
     
  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that is odd can not seem to get my camera to take a picture? Hmm do not know what I did? Was working fine yesterday? Must of did something wrong. It seems to have pooped the bed temporarily.
     

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