Protecting the flock at night

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    Western NC
    I have a 10 X12 coop with a concrete floor. Outside the coop is a 10 X 12 run with a small door that I close at night when the Barred Rocks go to the roost. I go to the coop when it is almost dark and close the small door closing them up in the coop at night. My problem is that I am going to be out of town for almost a week at the end of June and I am going to get my neighbor to feed and water for me. I am sure that he is not going to come back at night an close them up like I do. Do any of you fanciers have any advice on what I can do to help my flock while I am gone?
  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chirping

    Jul 17, 2010
    Coatesville, PA
    You could look into an automatic door. It will close the coop for you and you can rest easy....However they are not cheap (About $200 on average) You can decide how much your peace of mind is worth. Good luck and Enjoy!

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