Who here locks there coop with a "lock"?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Songster

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    I was wondering how many people lock there coop up, What I mean by locking it up is.. you have a lock on it
     

  2. Not here yet, haven't had any attempts of theft.
    Both coop doors and run door have latches, but no padlock.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  3. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Songster

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    Coop and run are both under lock. I didn't want smart preditors to find their way in. I also figure that with the way the economy is if people see a source of free food they'll take it, don't want to see that happen to my flock.
     
  4. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Songster

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    I do. I haven't had any problems yet but someone told me raccoons can work latches so I went with a lock.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    I do, due to the two legged predator a few years back that took a few silkie hens and tried the buff laced polish roo, but only got all of his tail. [​IMG]
     
  6. hcarr1234

    hcarr1234 In the Brooder

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    I do,mostly to keep grandsons from letting them out!
     
  7. mike n deb

    mike n deb In the Brooder

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    just a block centered on a screw at the top of the door to keep the shorter grandkids from going in alone
     

  8. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan In the Brooder

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    On my coop, each door has both a sliding latch and a lock hasp that is secured with a screw-down carabiner type ring where the padlock would go. The sliding latches are mounted very tightly, and take a good bit of strength and effort to unlock. The pop-door is further secured with a locking pin, designed for securing sliding glass doors.

    My girlfriend has a hard time getting into the coop or run, any raccoon or possum smart and agile enough to get in is probably deserving of a chicken dinner. (Ain't gonna happen!)
     
  9. CrazyChickensEverwhere

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    Yeah. I just got a lock on my serama coop, my big coop, and my feed shed. I got locks because a half of a 50 pound bag of feed took a walk with a 2 legged predator. Now there is locks on everything....
     
  10. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I haven't had any problems yet and I don't have a lock, but then again I've only had my chickens out for 3 months [​IMG]
     
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