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What color rope will my chicken attack

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rexrapter1234, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chirping

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    I am planning to buy two different color ropes.

    Just like to know what colors will my hens and roosters attack ?

    Colors are: red, yellow, green, blue or black.
     

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So were supposed to pick 2 of the 5 colors you listed?
    Why....what is your goal?
     
  3. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chirping

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    No, just like to know what colours to avoid getting, so my chickens wont attack and break the ropes. It for a pulley setup.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I wouldn't worry about the color in the least.
    They will be wary of anything new you add to coop, but soon get used to it.
    Use at least 1/4" rope, way stronger than a chicken could break by landing on it...
    ...unless you put it where they might chew on it-which you should avoid.
    Why do you need 2 different colors?
    I love rope and pulley systems, have several in my coop.
    Whatcha building?
     
  5. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chirping

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    Okay

    The ropes I using are 9mm and are go in the roof of my chicken house.


    I'm using 3 color ropes to tell, which of the three doors I am opening and closing in side the chicken house, as I can't see the doors from the back of the chicken house where I have a forth door that I will be using to get the eggs out from in side the chicken house.

    Make 3 pulley systems,
    1) Chicken door, so I let my chickens out and lock out the roster there I getting the eggs.
    2) Cleaning door, for a wheelbarrow, as my back door is to small for wheelbarrow to enter.
    3) Nest boxes door, to stop hen sleeping in the nest boxes on the night time.
     
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  6. 9mm is about .38 inches or slightly larger than 3/8 inches. That should easily restrain a wolf.
     
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    @NataliesBackyardChickens Chirping

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    chickens don't normaly attack ropes...
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chirping

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    Well no wolf in the UK, but my family use the 9mm rope for use with houses and dogs (rope braided in to leads).

    I was thinking about the color red, which chickens don't like.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chirping

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    Well in the end I got green and blue ropes.
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Rope colors will not be an issue. You can use red later.
     

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