Make sure your coops can open from the inside, too!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cat Water, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    This is VERY important! I went in to put my chickens to bed and cuddle with them a bit at around 6:30. I just escaped now. It turns out I closed the door a little hard and the latch locked into place. I wanted to come inside because I was getting cold and I really had to pee. I shoved the door and it didn't budge. I knelt down on the ground and yelled for my family to rescue me for about ten minutes. I waited and waited and nobody came. I had luckily left a boogie board propped up against a wall from the first day I had the coop so I could sit on the ground. I laid on that for about an hour and a half. I just couldn't hold it any longer, so I looked around for the obsolete water dish to pee in then dump out the wire pop door. Just then, my dad opened the door and found me with my belt undone and my fly down about to flash my chickens. He looked at me and said, "What the H--- are you doing?" I ran to him and gave him a hug and then ran inside to pee. I was afraid I would have to spend the night out there and tomorrow is picture day! It experience. That latch is going to be fixed soon. [​IMG]
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Mine doesn't but i open it with a pice of wood.
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    my daughter did this and crawled out the chicken door.. all covered in chicken poo
  4. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Quote:Yeah, but my pop door is way to long, so the latch is on the outside about a foot from the edge of the door.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Bet your family got a kick out of THAT one...
  6. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Quote:OOOHHHH yeah.
  7. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    LOL. Glad you didn't have to use the bowl. I locked myself in the run once too. ONCE. I immediately rigged it with a string that is attached to the inside of the run so that I can always unlatch the run's gate.
  8. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    My hubby installed a ding-bat latch after my daughter got locked in the little coop.


    I wasn't home at the time, but luckily teenage girls carry their cell phones to the coop and she called our neighbor who didn't let her out until she got a pic.
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'm sorry you had to go through that, but thanks for the laugh, Caity! Being one that doesn't have the capability to 'hold it' for very long, I will DEF make sure I don't run into the same problem...sorry, but I'm still [​IMG]
  10. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Exactly the same. Luckily I had shoelaces on and could lasso the latch and pull it up. Unfortunately I forgot to tell my chicken sitter about the string, but she eventually figured it out.[​IMG]

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