Raccoon in chicken pen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick and kids, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Chick and kids

    Chick and kids New Egg

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    we have had chickens for a few months with no predator problems, but it appears a raccoon ( we think) climbed a tree and dropped into the pen. He then proceeded to open our coop door ( a slide latch) and take one of our girls. We are planning to get a trap, but tips on coop latches or other means to deter this critter from returning would be appreciated!
     
  2. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use latches with a loop for a padlock and use carabiner clips in place of a padlock given time I am sure a racoon could open it but sofar so good.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 works great
     

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