The pen was built with love a few yards from the house. They defiantly didn't want predators to get in to kill their chickens. They also didn't want the chickens to get out. They wired it all up and took the necessary precautions to keep it safe. I got a cup of food and pulled the board up so I could go inside... but as I turned to leave I realized that I had not secured it up and it had slid right back down into locked position..... hmmm.
So what do you do when you find yourself locked in a chicken coop, with a bunny (I won't starve today I can kill and eat the rabbit). You don't panic that's what. (why would you panic anyway, you have your cell phone in your pocket, but seriously you can do this, because a. you watched a lot of MacGyver, and b. how embarrassing to have to call and ask someone to get you out) First I realized that I couldn't open it with my fingers they would not fit through the holes. So I look around.... straw... straw.... rabbit poop.... feathers..... huge board...... think think..... large hook screwed into roof (LIGHT BULB GOING OFF IN ONES HEAD). I quickly unscrewed the hook used the long end to pry the board up, up and out! Hooray I'm free, just moments before it all blew sky high.... yeah I made that very last part up... but whats an escape without an explosion!