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What Types of Locks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CarlaRiggs, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    We have opossums, skunks and raccoons to pry into a chicken coop/run. What types of locks do y'all use to keep these predators at bay?

    Thanks in advance...

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Racoons are notorious for figuring out locks - even hasp locks and barrel bolt locks.

    To be on the super safe side, you can use a hasp and a padlock
  3. TeaLady

    TeaLady In the Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    Does anyone know if you need to actually LOCK the padlock? I'm using a padlocked gate latch, but I'm not locking it. Am I courting disaster?
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Here's the locks that we use on our coop/run doors. We usually buy them in the 4-pack from Lowe's.

    Lock on the Yard door of the Chick-N-Barn...


    Lock on the Playhouse Coop dutch door...


    Lock on the human door to the main run...


    Keychain for coop/run locks. I keep this inside with the rest of our keys.


    Hope this helps!


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