For U.K. members, think again about using hardware cloth in coops.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by showme69, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. showme69

    showme69 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2010
    Union, MO
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Thats insane, the same thing is happening in Canada. Half the time I think the criminal has more rights then the victim [​IMG]
  3. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    As I understand it, there's nothing wrong with utilizing hardware cloth or anything else usual to the ownership and maintenance of a property. However, it is against the law to set a trap of any kind for a burglar.
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I guess a shotgun is better? I catch someone breaking into any of my buildings and a wire scratch is gonna be the least of their worries. Gonna need more than a band-aid to fix what they run into.

    Just sayin'
  5. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

    Jun 29, 2010
    In the hills
    This is absolutely insane! How can the law protect someone in the act of breaking it? That is one of the reasons I have lost all faith in government. The other is all the ads on tv during elections. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'm, uh, speechless... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Usually I'd say "Only in America" buttttt.....

    I'm sorry..thats just insane!
  8. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas

    *walks away shaking head and muttering family un-friendly things*
  9. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2010
    darn it... Now I need to take off all of the hardware cloth and chicken wire and replace it with fluffy pillows and welcome to my stuff signs. I probably should put an ad on Craig's List while I am at it and tell people we are "burglar-safe". I think I might leave some release forms out there in case someone is stupid enough to sign one in case they get a splinter or something.
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Police aren't the best source for legal advice. Sure, you could be sued by a burglar, but would the lawsuit be successful? I sincerely doubt it. If you were on a jury for such a case, how would you rule?

    Anyone can sue for anything. Doesn't mean they win.

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