Would it be smart to have two chicken doors??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Penske, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, all!

    I am completely consumed with this hen house project! It's so fun and my husband has been so supportive!

    I was just wondering...would it be a good idea to have two chicken doors so that I could open whichever one was better (ie. out of the stong winds)? I can't think of any reason not to...but I've never kept chickens before either!!

    One would be on the south wall and one on the west...

    Thanks!

    Lisa
     
  2. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a good idea.

    If you are having the chickens exit into an inclosed run, this will also allow to have the option in the future to divide the run in two parts (one for the south door and one for the west door). Then you could rotate the chickens between the two runs, allowing grass to grow back in the run area that is being rested.
     
  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! I had not even thought about that! What a great idea, Laura!

    I think I'll just put the two doors in. The wind here is just so crazy--might as well plan for options, right?

    Thanks again!

    Lisa
     
  4. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three access doors.
    One takes up one hole side for cmplete cleaning, one in front for my girls and one on the opposite side to retrieve eggs.

    The more the merrier!

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