How to secure coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by homestead 101, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to a wedding in approx and was wondering if and what are the best ways I can keep my coop do open during night time for three nights. Please tell me if it is safe to do so, give me advice.
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    R u meaning u are wanting to let the coop door open so they could go in to there run or what are u saying I'm not understanding
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes leave it open for the week end
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well u could put in some hatdware cloth around the run on the ground and just stake it in or u could bend it or something to keep stuff from digging under and in and if the top is open I would stick a cheap role of garden netting over the top to keep out air predators and do u know what predators u have in your area
     
  5. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I definitely cant let them free rage so I tried to secure there run as much as possible. But the predators are not so much of what I am worried about, we only have black bears, coyotes,raccoons, weasels,mountain lions. That's it. Ha ha ha
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nothin' much other than good hotwire will keep a bear out.
    Anyone checking on their food and water daily while you are gone?
     
  7. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any one yet but I have an automatic feeder and a one gallon water.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How many and how old are they?
     
  9. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only four at about a year old
     
  10. azygous

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    Hot wire.
     

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