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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Resi, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Resi

    Resi In the Brooder

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    hi, we are building a coop for our new ladies (yet to arrive) some lovely silkies. We are going to have an automatic coop door (timer operated). Now - would a 23cm opening be big enough for the 5 ladies and a rooster to use? if not what is the minimum opening?
    thank you! R
     

  2. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

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    My is 12" x 14" and have no trouble with rooster size. If you are going to buy an automatic door kit with frame, check the dimension. It would save you the trouble re-do the door later.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are you building it as a square with height and width being 23cm? *i*personally would suggest a minimum of 12 inches (30 cm) square, especially if you may later decide to house large fowl breeds. Are you building your own timed device or using a prebuilt model? If the latter you would want to follow the size of the model you choose
     
  4. Ogdenfarms22

    Ogdenfarms22 Songster

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    My door for them is 20 h × 15 w.
    Of course they all have to be the first out. Lol so the bigger door saves me the headache of injured birds.
     
  5. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chirping

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    Is it a coop built to "normal" building specs? Most sheds etc have studs 16 inches on center. I built mine that way and I just cut out the area between two studs and about the same height. That was the easiest thing to do.
     

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