just thinking it may be crazy enough to work

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brianm97, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mods if this isnt where it should be plz move thx
    well what if the door you let you flock out of of is one of thoes cat doors with the collor tag that unlocks it. you could put one on the legs of the hens or roosters. they could lock themselvs up. any one think this would work??????
     
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  2. AnnieOakley379

    AnnieOakley379 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you know that the hen/rooster you designate to lock the door will be the last one in, or the first one to want to go out?

    It doesn't seem like it would work to me.
     
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  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    That would work if you can teach them to use a cat door.... They usually wont.

    If ya had a lot of chickens the collar keys would get expensive.
     
  4. Joz

    Joz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you'd have to get the magnetic tags for all the birds, but I think it would probably work pretty well.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I think it is feasable with a small flock I have often thought of something like that myself. It would take some hard work or at least detailed as well as time to train the chooks. plus the will get mucked up a lot more on the leg, maybe on a saddle?
     
  6. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

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    Once they go in how far are they going to be away from the door so that they do not release it accidently?
     
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I'm thinking. I don't think it would work. Get an automatic door opener that opens dusk/dawn. That'll keep them locked up at night.
     
  8. blurose

    blurose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, but I myself just can't rest at night unless I've personally checked on my girls, made sure they're in bed (on their roost) and said "nighty-night" to them. (or at least sent my son out to do it) [​IMG] I'd still be doing that if I had a fancy automatically closing door.
     
  9. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was just am idea
     
  10. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a fancy automatic closer and still check every night to make sure every one is in.
    The closer is mainly for when we go out.
    And I still check when we get home.
     

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