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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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