Where can you get good latches?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jenna14Chicken, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm having a few coons venturing in my yard again! :( And I'm not going to put up with them after what they did to my last flock. So I'm going to get some good latches for my coop but don't no which are good and which aren't and where to get them and how much they are. Thanks for any help or advice![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. timemine

    timemine Out Of The Brooder

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    I use self locking gate latches secured with a carabiner on all my doors. The only thing to look out for would be the door closing behind you and having no one to let you out.
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks, what about for the door for the chickens? Or do you let them out from the door u use? Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else Have any?
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use hasp locks on pen and house doors and then put a carabiner through all.
     
  6. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use lockable barrel bolts And carabiners. I also shim one side of the barrel bolt so it's more of a pressure fit. Hasps and carabiners would work as well.

    A quote I heard, which is apt, is "if a 5 year old can open it a raccoon can". In my experience it hold true from a mental or physical standpoint. If it takes some stronger or more clever than a 5yo, you're probably coon safe.
     
  7. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    koopmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This hook eye latch is what i use exclusively on all 3 of my koops
    Along with spring loaded hinges[​IMG]
     
  9. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks why are the cost on all of these?
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I use hasp locks too. Hook and eye latches can be knocked open much more easily than a lock that has a carabiner. You can get them at a lot of places - Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply or similar, or even Walmart.They are usually about $3-6 a latch depending on the size and design.
     

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