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Size of chicken door? Is it a popdoor, poopdoor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hooterville, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is this called the pop door or poopdoor or popdoor--anyway, I tried searching and none of these worked!
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    Need to know approximate size to cut. Does it need to be any bigger for jersey giants?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure what it is called but by looking at some of mine I vote for poopdoor.

    Ours are around 12" x 16" and they are plenty big enough for chickens, ducks, guineas, and turkeys. The geese have a bit of problem with them. Also our 90 lb dog can get in and out, however it is a very tight fit.
     
  3. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROTFL, Just make sure it is big enough for you to get out of if you have to. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my gosh! I never thought about that! I did get stuck in mine once, but I had a nice BIG window I could get out!

    This is for DD and her biggest is the Jersey Giant--hopefully her doggie won't need to fit!
     
  5. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously tho, I would make it according to your weather and the size of the bird
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i have two pops and one poop door on the big coop!

    someone, and NO ONE will fess up, got a humungo poop on my screen door and it dried and dripped down! my cute slamming door all poopy. ugh.

    so, could be both, depending on your situation![​IMG]
     
  7. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    The door that the chickens go out is called the pop hole and the door you use to clean out the coop is called the clean-out or poop door.

    My pop hole is roughly 12x14 and it's plenty big enough for my brahmas. Jersey Giants may need a bigger door.
     

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