predator proof locks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sydney13, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    what type of locks are predator proof and how many should i have on the human coop door and the chicken door? Can you show me pics of your locks on your doors
  2. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    I just have that type that looks like a bar with a little knob on it... you slide it through a hoop and that's it. We don't have raccoons or anything like that, though.

    If I was worried about anything like that I think I'd just go with a padlock, keep the two-legged pests out too [​IMG]
  3. ChixPix

    ChixPix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    I have just a standard latch, but I use a carabiner through the hole. I figure it's easy to get into if you have thumbs.
  4. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    We have padlocks as well as the sliding knob in the groove type lock. The first set rusted, so we got another set of padlocks, this time longer armed locks. The nest boxes open inside the tool shed, and we have carabiners on those.
  5. hildymarie

    hildymarie Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2009
    da UP of Michigan
    We actually have a hasp and padlock. Of course the key is kept hanging up a couple of feet above the door. We are mostly concerned with the coons figuring out how to open any latches. I figure that if the coon figures out the key and lock, we have more to worry about than the chickens lol.

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