Anyone ever lock themselves out of the coop?

keirys

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After reading all these threads about racoons, it got me scared. So I decided to "racoon proof" my coop. Now I am having a hard time getting in myself LMAO!!!
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It's now taking me 10 minutes to get in the coop
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keirys

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I put on 2 heavy duty spring latches on the door. But the problem is you have to pull both spring latches and pull on the door all at the same time LOL...Its a temporary fix until we can get an automatic door.
 

jeepgirl13

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Sounds like a lot of work! I've got a latch that goes into the door that holds it shut and a giant block of concrete with a piece of rebate in it I use to block the door closed at night and hold it open during their free time.
 

keirys

Songster
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Mar 27, 2013
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yeah it does and the latches are 12 inches apart so basically I need 3 hands lol
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Oh well I guess I will have to deal with it until we get an automatic door.
 

jeepgirl13

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Or find a way to rig it so you pull in one cord and it opens the locks from the inside, but can detach it when your safe and secure *outside* the coop?
 

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