Exposed screw tips

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thlynch3, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. thlynch3

    thlynch3 In the Brooder

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    In building my coop, the tips of some screws are exposed. Could this be a problem for the birds? If so (probably so) what can I put on the screws to make them less dangerous?
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I wouldn't be overly concerned about it, but you could use masking tape (or something similar) to cover the screw heads [​IMG]
     
  3. thlynch3

    thlynch3 In the Brooder

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    Alright thanks
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    I'm always afraid they'll catch themselves so Hubby grinds the tips down [​IMG]
     
  5. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

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    If you have a good set of pliers you could nip the tips off, curl them over with a hammer if the metal will give a bit, or use something like an exterior wood putty to smooth over/pack around them
     

  6. peeper89

    peeper89 Songster

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    i like tape idea[​IMG]
     
  7. thlynch3

    thlynch3 In the Brooder

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    Cool, thanks for all of the suggestions.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I use a dremel with a cut off blade and/or a grinder bit.
     

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