Coop door open?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jackiedon, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Ok when you said one of the mistakes is leaving the coop door open was this while you were free ranging them?

    If so this is stupid question Why?

    jackie
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I think they meant overnight.
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Okay, I understand that. I leave my door open when they are freeranging.

    jackie
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i've found with my little ones, if i don't close their sleeping coop when i tuck them in, there is one little girl that pops out and runs around the pen. Then she gets scared and can't figure out how to get back in because it's dark and hard to see. So i find it best to lock them in their nighty night coops at bedtime. This is also an extra layer of protection in case some varment makes it through the chain link and hardware cloth of the surrounding run area.

    Was that what your question was about, or am i totally off base?
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Oops, never mind, looks like we posted at the same time and my post was not necessary.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:If it was me you're referring to me [​IMG] [​IMG] It was overnight. I let them free-range all day, so the coop door is open then. [​IMG]
     
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  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Were you meaning my post in the 3 mistakes post? I did think you meant overnight if so. Now i am confused and need to go read it again.
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I just realized it was Angie's i read about the coop door and i guess this had nothing to do with my post after it. Thats cool [​IMG]
     
  9. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Sorry for confusing everyone. I was wondering if I shouldn't leave the door open when I've let them out to free range. I leave the door open just in case we are later coming home or if it starts to rain.

    I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I was missing.

    jackie
     
  10. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I leave the coop door open when they free range.

    For the same reasons you do.
     

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