1. donkeydew2farms

    donkeydew2farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys I have an out building 8by 8 ft that I converted into a chicken coop. my question is how big should I make there door. it has a big door for me to walk through and 2 windows. but I need a small door for them I don't like leaving the main door open we get a lot of rain here I spent a lot of money on this building so I don't want it to get wet inside. my girls love it. thanks
     
  2. barector

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    The door doesn't need to be more than 10-12 inches wide and 16" tall
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    What size are your chickens? Our little doors are 8" square. This is for our Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex.... they easily hop in and out. ---if you have banties, it could be smaller.
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  4. donkeydew2farms

    donkeydew2farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Easter eggers and 2 Swedish flower roosters that live next door to hens eventually they or 1 will be with the girls. thanks I am going to work on the door this weekend.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I went with 14 by 17....can be a traffic jam, or deliberate blocking of egress especially when integrating new birds.
     
  6. SueT

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    Good idea--I should mention that I have 2 little doorways, so that isn't as much of an issue. And I only have 4 chickens.
     
  7. mclanea

    mclanea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My door is 10"x12". It's only wide enough for one bird to get in and out at a time, seems like they've worked it out. The big rush is when I open it in the morning.
     

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