raccoon proof latches?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by loriamarosa, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Backyard Bruce

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    I'm using these side lock beaners. Requires you to slide the clip out of the grove then press the lever. Got them at Home Depot, Any thoughts on these.
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  2. Flock In Texas

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    I use a simple carribiner. At night they would have to get past the pen gate and a second on the raised coop door. I keep a radio on to keep critters on edge. I should put a motion light above the door.

    After I move and install security cameras, I may put one in the coop.
     
  3. sgostysnki

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    We use two keyed locks on the pen. We keep a key in the house with all the keys and we keep a key outside on a key hook. Seems to work. We also padlock the coop inside the pen that uses the same key as the other two. Overkill? Maybe. But it is my comfort level that makes me use what we use.
     
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  4. Folly's place

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    I also use a keyed door lock on my coop, with the key nearby. Safer!
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