My coop is almost complete, Yipee! I am now a the point where I have to install the small door for the birds to go in and out of the coop. I'm thinking that a hinged door that will also act as a small ladder may be the simplest. I have heard more than once that racoons, (which we have plenty of in this area) are very good a manipulating latches, and have concerns as to what kind I should install, that will be raccon proof. I doubt that they could climb up to the main, large door latch, so I thought a normal padlock hasp type will work with a hitch pin slipped through it, but again I don't know if this would beat them. As for the small chicken door? Would a slip bolt type be to simple for a coon to open? Would a padlock hasp with a hitch pin work. Anybody have experiences with coons and them managing to beat your latching systems? What do members suggest using?? Thanks!