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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2010
    Southern Tier, NY
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2010
    Wapwallopen, PA.
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    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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