carabiners on coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicoliosis5, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Nicoliosis5

    Nicoliosis5 Out Of The Brooder

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    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!!
     
  2. Korzak

    Korzak Out Of The Brooder

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

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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.
     
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    Nicoliosis5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Auto correct! Supposed to say "barrel" bolt
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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

    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.
     

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