In the Brooder
- Aug 28, 2020
Do you have to close and lock your coop door at night, even if your run is extremely secure? Run is built with 1/2" hardware cloth on all sides, top, and 2' under saud.
I have the roof also covered with chicken wire and then the polycarbonate roof on top of thatI never close the pop door to my coop either.
The only concern I have about your run are the gaps under the polycarbonate roofing. They sell closure strips that match the profile of the roofing. I would install them over both ends and ensure that there are no gaps on the sides either. A weasel could easily scale the walls of the coop and enter through those gaps.
Carefully assess the entire run looking for any opening wider than 1/2". If you find it, close it. Then I wouldn't hesitate to leave the door open between the coop and run.