I locked myself IN!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JanetR, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. JanetR

    JanetR Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    Long Island NY
    I was so proud of myself.. When I first put in the run door it was sticking on the bottom and rubbing by the latch. So the other day I took it down, trimmed the bottom and moved the latch, put it back up and viola! Smooth as silk.
    This morning when I went in to change the girls' water I absentmindedly pulled on the door behind me and... click! Smooth as silk! [​IMG] And of course I was in flip flops and the girls went after my painted toenails like they were the breakfast buffet! Luckily I found a flimsy twig and slooooooowly nudged the latch up. That's why I'm here to warn you- Have an escape plan! [​IMG]
  2. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ha,Ha, [​IMG]I don't know if there's any one of us that hasn't done that at one time. I had to crawl out the chicken door once, now I have locks that can't lock me in.
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011

    I'd keep something inside the coop permanently, so that you can get yourself out when needed. Luckily, I have a normal door to get in and out the coop. I can never get locked in.
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I can laugh because I have done it many times. In the runs and in the coops. 1 time I had to crawl out the coop door into the run and escape. I was so mad. My DH put a string through all doors now so all I have to do is pull it. Welcome to the world of madness.
  5. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    Oh boy, do I know that feeling of sudden panic!. All of our houses have pulley ropes to open outside except for the chick run. I had to crawl inside the 3' high run, shut the door without thinking, freaked and thank goodness I found a strip of hardware mesh near the top I was able to break off and jimmy the lock.
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    [​IMG] Been there, done that! Wondered how long it would be before the family started missing me.... [​IMG] It's a good thing I can yell like a drill sargent. [​IMG]
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    At least you're in good company...lol. Been there too [​IMG] Looks like a lot of us have [​IMG]
  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Quote:I'd like to have seen THAT!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Can you do a re-enactment and post the video?? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. yankeefan

    yankeefan Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    That's some funny stuff. Thanks for a good laugh!
  10. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    That would have been so funny to see! In our coop I'd never be able to find a stick. I'd have to wait until someone came looking for me. LOL

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