Would this chain link be raccoon proof??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by capebird, May 20, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any experience using this type of adjustable chain
    link inserted through a hasp to prevent raccoons (or other predators)
    from entering the coop/run??
    Thanks

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  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gosh i would think so
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use them all the time to fasten traps with I normally have a leatherman and a small adjustable wrench in my pockets [​IMG] I have not lost one yet [​IMG]
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes, and you will need those tools because those clips are prone to getting jammed up. I use them, too. They are miserable to free up once they have been exposed to the elements for a while. The upside is that anything weaker than a human with metal tools at hand is not going to get them open.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, we have them on our coop. Raccoon-proof, indeed!
     
  6. wvfoxhunter

    wvfoxhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea they will work very well.
     
  7. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would you use it, my girls are being attacked nightly?
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, and you will need those tools because those clips are prone to getting jammed up. I use them, too. They are miserable to free up once they have been exposed to the elements for a while. The upside is that anything weaker than a human with metal tools at hand is not going to get them open.

    Good luck.

    THEY CAN BE PURCHASED MADE OF STAINLESS WHEN THEY ARE OPENED EVERY DAY THEY WORK A LOT BETTER THEN WHEN i FASTEN A TRAP CHAIN WITH ONE AND LEAVE IT IN THE DIRT ALL TRAPPING SEASON
     
  9. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OP here... I've been using that adjustable chain link on my coop door.
    Works very well.
     
  10. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I was told a long time back that if you want something raccoon proof... lock something up and let a 3-4 year old try to open it. If they can open it, a coon should be able to as well.

    I have only tested that 2x on my locks but so far so good [​IMG] The neighbors kids couldn't unlock it...so either I did good or I have some stupid coons/neighbor kids [​IMG]
     

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