The chickens are scheming....we have Chickenrun in our own backyard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. Feathers, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    We went away for the weekend and left our chickens for the first time.
    When we went to leave on Saturday am...the hens were all out in the run..I was convinced I locked the latch.
    So, hubby and I rounded them up and together made sure that the latch was closed. We got home today and the girls were OUT!
    Looks like we have an escape artist in the flock. Thank goodness we did not have a visit from any racoons....
    Now if we could just teach them to lock themselves in.....
    Anyone have chickens who have learned to open latches?
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I close mine with twisted wire. No escapes yet.
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try using a pad lock.

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