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#1 Leon

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:50 am

Right fella's I am in the middle of building some fox cages ready for lambing, always used a drop door but does anybody use anything different??? :signthankspin: any info on your triggers would be good too.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:55 pm

By a drop door do you mean a sliding door ?



Another option is a swing down door with a locking bar behind it.





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Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:43 am

John,
Do you use this type of door? if you do do you prefer it to a sliding door?

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 02:02 pm

John B

I've been thinking of making my own fox cage for a while now. Had a few ideas for the door but that's the best one I've seen so far, thanks for posting it!!

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:40 pm

John,
Do you use this type of door? if you do do you prefer it to a sliding door?

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No Leon, I've not built any with this door type but it's common in the small industrialy manufactured traps. Have a look at this link.

http://www.redhillge...m/B13862024.htm

For home build simplicity a sliding drop down door is probably more relaible but this design helps if you don't want one with a door stuck up in the air while its set.

Another option is to have the door hinged and swinging down from the inside but have it 'over long' so that it catches on the floor and can't be pushed open from the inside. For this to work though the trap has to be long enough for the fox to be clear of the swing area when it tips the tap. Otherwise the door may catch on it's back and it can back out.

This detail from a rabbit trap might help explain what I mean. You can see that the bottom rail of the 'doorway' frame is stopping the door swinging outwards. When set the door is held up inside the trap touching the roof.



You can get a good idea if you look at the rabbit traps in Teejays post too.
http://www.thehuntin...showtopic=15345




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