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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

    Jun 4, 2016
    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

    May 15, 2015
    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

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    x2 works great

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