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what is a reasonable size chicken door for larger chicken breeds?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Long Last Farm, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Songster

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    Hi!
    My hubby is rehabbing an old tack building on our property into a chicken coop. When I have before and after pictures, I will post them. It's coming along slowly but surely [​IMG]
    His question is:

    What would be a reasonable size for a chicken door that will be used by the larger standard breeds of chickens (BO)?
    Thanks for all replies!
     
  2. robk0220

    robk0220 Chirping

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    I wanna say that I made ours 16"w x 20"h but I don't remember for sure... I will measure it the next time I go out there.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Mine is 12 inches wide and 15 inches tall, but I also have a rooster who uses it. (I don't think I took him into consideration when I CUT the door, though.... anyway, he gets in just fine.) Most of my chickens are chunky. They's "fluffy" not fat. [​IMG]
     
  4. sillybirds

    sillybirds Songster 9 Years

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    It can be smaller than you'd think. If I recall correctly, mine is around 12 X 13 inches. A couple of my hens are fairly big (Brahma's).
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Mine is 9x12 and my fat black sexie gets through it with no problem
     

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