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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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


    thanks
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    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 degrees...here are some pix to give you a general idea...

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

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    Hope this is some help!


    Dawn
     

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