Will my chicken fit in my pop door?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GardeNerd, May 6, 2009.

  1. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I built my coop thinking my biggest hens would be Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons. My pop door opening was about 11" X 14", but after I trimmed it out it might be closer to 10 x 13. My golden retriever, George, could fit through the opening before the chickens moved in.

    [​IMG]Outside view

    [​IMG] Sliding panel on the inside

    I discovered one of my Australorps might be a Black Jersey Giant. The soles of her feet are bright yellow like a BJG, not the light grayish/ pinkish of the Australorps. I don't really know if she will get really big since she is from a hatchery. If she does turn out to be a BJG, will she still fit okay, or do I need to do some alterations before she outgrows the opening? It won't be easy to go back and fix, but I really like this chicken and don't want to get rid of her.
  2. CrazyPets16

    CrazyPets16 Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2009
    looks like it will fit!

    nice coop;)[​IMG]
  3. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have an americauna that can fit through a 5x5 square hole.

    I purposely made my pop door no bigger than 12x12.

    Ever seen a chicken without feathers? They arent that big.
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  4. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    That is a very nice chicken coop you built

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