1. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should the run door swing in or out? In would help get birds out of the way but easier for predators to push. Out would be better to stop predators but easier for birds to get out. Thoughts?
    Thanks in advance
    Ed
     
  2. Rich386

    Rich386 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds are not going to push their way out but a predator will push their way in.
     
  3. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my situation, I have a coop run enclosure. Run below and portion of upper level closed in for roost and nest boxes. The door opens outward. Usually my 4 girls move away when I start to enter. One curious bird has come to my feet but hasn't tried to run out. I enter pulling door shut behind me. I don't have any other way to compare to since this is the only coop I've ever had. I like the set up and we have it set up where it can't be pushed in.
     
  4. GardenDave

    GardenDave Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens are more likely to run away from the door as you open it, not towards it.
     
  5. geordiechick

    geordiechick Out Of The Brooder

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    My run door opens outwards with about a 1 ft step over into the run to limit the chance of my girls running out ..so far so good :)
     
  6. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses, hopefully I will construct the door today
     

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