size of door for the hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by woodward farms, May 11, 2008.

  1. woodward farms

    woodward farms Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    northwest indiana
    hi i m in process of building my coop am i have two unknowns
    the coop will be home to 6 standard hens 4 BR 2 RIR
    1 size of the chicken door and how much of a ramp can they climb what angle 30 or 45 deg?
    2 nesting box size i am planing on 2 boxxes.. around 11 wide x 16 deep x 16 tall is this ok? too big too small or should i add more

    with any luck i'll post some pics today

  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens (by Gail Damerow) suggests a 10" wide by 13" tall chicken door and 14" wide by by 14" high by 12" deep for heavy breeds.

    Our gangplanks/ramps are set at varying are some pix to give you a general idea...


    Changed the ramp to a ladder style which they seem to like much better...




    Hope this is some help!


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