Protruding screws

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by richardkentjr, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. richardkentjr

    richardkentjr Hatching

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    Screws protruding 1/2" inside coop, does this pose a risk for chickens? Should they be cut off or use shorter screws? Finished coop.
     
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  2. emys

    emys Songster

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    I'd use shorter screws - less work than cutting. Sooner or later one chicken or another will injure themselves.
     
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  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    And yes, sooner or later someone will put out their eye. Or break their beak pecking at it.
     
  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    I was thinking of suggesting screw caps but those persistent chickens would probably pull them off and eat them. Shorter screws would be a quick, simple fix.
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    If a tiny screw tip is sticking out I just cover with duct tape. [​IMG]
     
  6. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    My husband just takes a hammer or a block of wood or whatever is handy and breaks off the protruding ends. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

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    Quote:Or you will.
     

  8. sunflowerenvy

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    try to use short screws if u already have screw in wood hammer the screw back into the wood
     
  9. CityChook

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    I'd be more worried about cutting MYSELF than the chickens... cuz I know that eventually I would...
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Try screw caps or shorter screws. Sooner or later you or your clothing will be scratched by them. You are more likely to be injured than the chickens.
     

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