So we built a smaller coop for the younger chicks to get used to the outdoors or for a breeding coop for the older chickens. Today I was moving the little ones (12 weeks old) into the big coop. The coop door is not wide enough for my shoulders to fit straight through so I have to turn slightly to get partway in. The coop is only 4 feet by 6 feet but the door is not even 2 feet. As I was trying to get the chicks, one started moving towards the door. Now I had to twist to try and stop it (the coop is in the shape of a C) and so I quickly grabbed the door and pulled to almost closed to stop the chick from running outside. Well, the door closed and latched. So yup, I was locked in and no one was home but me and no one would be for over 24 hours. Luckily, I had my cell-phone on me and called neighbors (3) until I found one home to come get me out. So there I sat, on a perch, waiting for someone to help me out, looking out the window. We made the perches in front of the windows so the birds could see outdoors. My husband did a great job of making sure the coop was safe from predators or chickens escaping! The sad part was I only had 2 more chickens to move and I could see my one neighbor in front of his house but he could not hear me, I was about 700 feet away from him. I wish I had a video camera. This will be a story to be told for awhile. Hope it makes you smile and have a back-up plan to get out of the coop if you have too good of a lock!