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carabiners on coop?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello all.
We have finished our coop and just need some hardware to put thru the holes in the Harrell bolts that keep the doors closed. Will caribiners be ok or can raccoons figure them out ?

Thank you!!
post #2 of 6

Carabiners should work fine.  If your raccoons figure those out, you have bigger problems than worrying about your chickens ;)

post #3 of 6

What is a Harrell bolt?

 

Carabiners should be fine.

Tho I've heard some say no.... that if an 8 year old human can undo it, a coon can.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Auto correct! Supposed to say "barrel" bolt
post #5 of 6

I am planning on using something like these on mine.....a locking 'biner.

 

http://www.campsaver.com/gate-keeper-carabiner?gclid=CjwKEAjwm8-6BRDgnb-Dk96UmRASJADbMycYmoPEIfMD62ai03N_sJlYO_BdXTjDxSl-F6Ay1SlOrRoCGTbw_wcB

 

Yea, I also figured that if something figured these out, it's not raccoons.

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Nicoliosis5 View Post

Auto correct! Supposed to say "barrel" bolt

Ohhh, haha!...most barrel bolts don't have a loop to put a carabiner or padlock thru.

 

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Originally Posted by nposluszny View Post
 

I am planning on using something like these on mine.....a locking 'biner.

 

http://www.campsaver.com/gate-keeper-carabiner?gclid=CjwKEAjwm8-6BRDgnb-Dk96UmRASJADbMycYmoPEIfMD62ai03N_sJlYO_BdXTjDxSl-F6Ay1SlOrRoCGTbw_wcB

 

 

That should work....if you can fit it on past that second flip latch......keyed padlock might be cheaper tho.

Just hang the key right there, don't think coons can work a key.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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