Originally Posted by clippityclop
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TG, how ever did you manage to lock yourself in the chicken coop and how did you get out? If I did that, hubby would make me have to crawl out thru the lids of the nesting boxes and take pictures the whole entire time.
I guess I'll answer this now that I'm on a real computer. Too hard to type on the tablet.
I was catching some hens to take to a friend, so early in the morning, I took my cage and stepped into the coop, shutting the door behind me.
I have two slide locks on the door, one at the top and one at the bottom, then I have a piece of wood screwed into the coop that I can turn to keep the door from being opened even in the slide locks aren't in place.
When I shut the coop door behind me, the little piece of wood moved just enough that the door wouldn't open. When I jiggled the door, it just got worse.
Fortunately, the door is an old screen door that we put hardware cloth over .. AND there was an old feeder still hanging in the coop. I disassembled the feeder, used the wire handle to stick through the holes in the hardware cloth, pushed the piece wood out of the way, and pushed the door open.
I McGyvered my way out!
THAT, my friends, is what separates us from the animals!