Will our pet door idea work with Cochins?

Balboaroc

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Carroll County, MD
We are in the middle of coop contruction and to make a secure door we can shut nightly for the chickens my husband installed an 8" pet door to get the chickens in and out of the run.

This is our first time having chickens and 2 of our chickens our Buff Cochins. All of the chickens we have picked out are not tiny breeds and all will range in the 6.5-8 lb range. I didn't realize just how big the Cochins will get though. The book I just saw stated they get to be about 9-11ish lb for hens. Will to cochins fit through this door? My others are listed in my signature. I knew cochins were big birds when I picked them out I just thought they ranged in the 8lb range.

I figure if they won't all won't be completely lost maybe I can find someone locally that would be willing to do a pullet exchange or something.

Thanks.
 

Jenski

Songster
11 Years
Jun 17, 2008
2,177
18
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Middle Tennessee
. . . and remember you will want room for those magnificent foot feathers!


Even my biggest bantam cochin lady cuts quite a swathe as she breezes through in her puffy silver gown. You may wish to make the door bigger. Good luck! Cochins are just lovely creatures.
 

DutchChicky

Songster
11 Years
Jul 4, 2008
180
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S.Jersey
My Friend lives in lives in Elkton, don't know how far that is from you.
Do you have chicks or adults?
Mybe I can set something up for you?!?!
She has Chicks, RIR, Barred Rock coming in.
 

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