Best Type of Latch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SuperChiks, May 12, 2011.

  1. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what is the best type of latch to secure all the doors on the hen house?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    The kind with a hole to hang a padlock from, particularly if the latch is low to the ground. No raccoon I know of has ever figured out how to open a padlock without the key (but I hear they are working on it).

    (A good rule is if a two year old child can open the lock, so can a raccoon.)
     
  3. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info.... youre too funny.. those raccoons are smart little devils!
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Don't leave the key where the raccoons can find it or they may just use it to open the lock!
     

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