Why is there an internal door in my coop?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prue Trude, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Prue Trude

    Prue Trude New Egg

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm brand new to keeping backyard chickens. Have started with only two young chooks (just off POL) and a pre fabricated coop designed for 4 chooks. I have done quite a lot of research but can't find WHY the coop has an internal door, with an external handle to open and close, between the 'run' area and the roosting box? The nesting box sits out from the side of the coop for easy egg collection. Should I be closing my girls in the roosting box at night for warmth and security or is the door for cleaning convenience?
    Look forward to hearing from you.
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I don't have a clue about the door!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I am not sure I understand your layout - a picture would help
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I agree some pics might help. :thumbsup
     
  5. Prue Trude

    Prue Trude New Egg

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    This is the coop I purchased. The roosting box entrance is at the top of the ladder. There is a 'siding door' that is operated with the long external handle that you can see, which closes off the roosting box and nesting box which you can see to the left hand side. Thanks for your interest, look forward to hearing from you again.
     
  6. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm maybe its for keeping down drafts in the winter? idk...

    Anyway~


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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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