Funny Story

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jenichick, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    So yesterday was our chicks first day out of their coop all day. Their coop is 8x12 and their secure run is 25x25x7ft high. Last thing we needed to do was put the new latches on the door to the run.

    Yesterday morning my DH calls me at work and says hey dear, I got the new automatic latch on the door, but I have a small problem...what's that I said? He said well, I put the latch on the outside of the door, and it close and now I'm locked in the run with the chicks. OMG:D I started laughing so hard........he said can you stay on the phone while I try to climb out....I was still laughing so hard I couldn't hardly he tosses the phone over and managed to climb out over the 7 foot tall run.....just to hear me still laughing on the other end.

    Needless to say we attached a string to the new latch from the inside and can pull it to release. Let's see a racoon figure this one out....ha ha!!![​IMG][​IMG]
  2. annrich

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    OMG to funny.

    I would love to lock my DH in the run once in a while my is only 4 feet high lol. (he's 5'11" )

    Great story
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Too funny!! That has happened to me a few times (the string broke, or came loose) so I started taking my cell phone with me in there at all times!
  4. thechickenwhisperer

    thechickenwhisperer In the Brooder

    Hilarious! I have the same setup and latch. I often see my kids climbing out the 7ft tall run [​IMG], but I myself have yet to be caught! with the summer heat we have the ac going and can't hear yelling if anyone's stuck. I saw my 8 year old scaling the run just yesterday [​IMG]
  5. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    Okay now you need to set up a camera. It was a funny story to hear but next time I want to seeeee it! [​IMG]
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Boy, did I need that!!!
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Use strong wire instead of string, the string will rot over time. Obviously it's happened to me!
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] HOW FUNNY!! Oh, my DH would be Soooo upset. I would have wet myself laughing! Thanks for the laugh....I needed it today.
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha, that is great. I solved the problem of locking self in by making hole in the side by the latch so that I could put my fingers mostly through it to pop it open.
  10. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    Cost of New Latch for Chicken Coop $20. Piece of rope not attached to latch yet $1.09 Look on husbands face as door slams behind him: PRICELESS!!!! [​IMG]

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