chicken safety

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by threecutechicks, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a large old dog kennel that has a concrete floor, I have wrapped the kennel with small gauge netting and the top has a tarp over the top that has been tightly secured down over the sides. I built an A frame coop inside. So my question is, do we have to go out every night and close the door on the coop during the warm summer months? We don't have a rat problem and the kennel can not be opened by racoons. Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds safe enough, just the tarp over the top that would make me paranoid, but i am a little anyway [​IMG]
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coon would rip the tarp like you would pull Kleenex from the box and scale the fence like a monkey going up a tree.
     
  4. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks!!! I will be buying heavy 2 x4 welded wire for the top this weekend. So for now they will be locked safely in the coop at night.[​IMG]
     

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