What size pop door and how do you access it?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 09northernchick, May 17, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you open your pop door? From outside the run, inside the run or inside the coop? Manual or pulley system?

    What is a good size pop door?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    depends on the size of your chickens a little bit, my door is 18x18 I think and could have been smaller but being new I couldnt visualize how big they would be. I close my door by hand, slide a piece of wood over it to close it.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I have a pretty primitive pulley system that opens the door from outside the run. Also attached to the system is a separate pull that drops a long, heavy bolt across the door to prevent anything from accessing the door once it's closed. My door is pretty small- maybe 8x12". Just big enough for a chicken (or 2, if they're in a hurry) to fit through. I found that the ability to open the door from outside the run was essential because in the morning when I set the chickens loose from their secure house they practically ran me down to get to the feed dish.
     

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