Need help on coon proofing my nesting box, please

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SparksNV, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After seeing the coon, I bought locks for all doors. But my nest box is an old cabinet that was repurposed. I am having difficulty in trying to get a clasp look to work. Sorry about the shadows.

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    Thanks for any ideas...
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You could always add a piece of wood to the outside frame, so that it was level with the door. Just attach it with sturdy wood screws.
     
  3. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a short piece of chain with two eye hooks works for me,open the eye on one of the hooks wide enough to slip a link in the loop then bend it shut,screw it in the wall and screw another eye hook in for the other end of the chain,a small padlock run through the chain and the eye hook will work,,the latch your using is worthless for preventing predators from doing damage
     
  4. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the ideas - they both should work - I'll tinker with it.
     

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