Like Linda we have cone up with a few free, recycled and creative latches.
There are the chicken pen gates
|The bolt on this came from something else and we bent it then added it to our home made gate|
|This is an actual gate chain but we have modified the top if a star picket (metal fence post)|
to make it so it can latch over
|The rope latch|
|Another rope latch on another home made gate|
The gate into the back paddock which is also where we bring in the fire wood after driving through the paddocks.
|Another home made gate and an old gate chain that is wired to the gate and held|
in place by a carabina
The gate into the neighbours paddock
|This is just a wire loop that holds a wire gate to the post by looping over the top|
The gates between the paddocks
|Another gate chain that has a carabina attached. For a quick shut of the gate it is loop over the wire loop|
but you can also lock the carabina through the chain.
|This is what is called a cocky gate latch|
|A simple s hook and a bit of chain does the trick here|
When doing this I also noticed that we have a lot of home made gates but I think that is a whole different post.
What sort of locks and latches do you have at your place?