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post #11 of 15

Here is one thing the raccoons will not outsmart.   Besides, you cant loose the key. :lau

http://www.harborfreight.com/material-handling/chain-hooks/316-in-quick-links-3-pc-69062.html

 

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post #12 of 15
Get a regular snap hook (like is on the end of a dog leash). Break off the thumb tab. You can still easily open, but coons can not.
"I never learned anything by losing" --- Larry Bird
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post #13 of 15

     I have been raising chickens for a few years now and I show them in 4H. I went outside to put my chickens out this morning to find that all 5 of them had vanished. all the latches were locked there were no holes in the coop or enclosed run that they could have gotten out of and there was a lock on the nesting box so predators could not get in that way. There was not a single feather to be found and there was no blood. I have did not hear any distressed clucking noises over night. I have no clue where they all could have gone because they were all locked in an indoor part of the coop so that they could stay warm in the cold weather. The area that they were in only had one door and I found it locked up tight in the morning but somehow all of my chickens were gone. I am really upset because I have been training my bantams for years to do well in showmanship. I have no idea what happened. Do you think someone might have taken them?

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     I have been raising chickens for a few years now and I show them in 4H. I went outside to put my chickens out this morning to find that all 5 of them had vanished. all the latches were locked there were no holes in the coop or enclosed run that they could have gotten out of and there was a lock on the nesting box so predators could not get in that way. There was not a single feather to be found and there was no blood. I have did not hear any distressed clucking noises over night. I have no clue where they all could have gone because they were all locked in an indoor part of the coop so that they could stay warm in the cold weather. The area that they were in only had one door and I found it locked up tight in the morning but somehow all of my chickens were gone. I am really upset because I have been training my bantams for years to do well in showmanship. I have no idea what happened. Do you think someone might have taken them?

Yes, given what you report I would say they were stolen. 

 

So sorry

 

Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

Coop is DONE!!  well the outside...

 

here it is   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160673/must-finish-coop-done

 

Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

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Coop is DONE!!  well the outside...

 

here it is   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160673/must-finish-coop-done

 

Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

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     I have been raising chickens for a few years now and I show them in 4H. I went outside to put my chickens out this morning to find that all 5 of them had vanished. all the latches were locked there were no holes in the coop or enclosed run that they could have gotten out of and there was a lock on the nesting box so predators could not get in that way. There was not a single feather to be found and there was no blood. I have did not hear any distressed clucking noises over night. I have no clue where they all could have gone because they were all locked in an indoor part of the coop so that they could stay warm in the cold weather. The area that they were in only had one door and I found it locked up tight in the morning but somehow all of my chickens were gone. I am really upset because I have been training my bantams for years to do well in showmanship. I have no idea what happened. Do you think someone might have taken them?

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