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I am almost there. Finish the roost and boxes
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That's a nice design and it would be pretty simple to make it automated.

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Originally Posted by kennyl70 View Post

I put a locking pin in my pop door to guard against predators fashioned with nail on a string or in my case heavy nylon whipper snipper line. The locking pin is drawn in to position by  permanent magnet(s) inside the locking cavity in the frame of the door { I am currently only using one magnet on my small door}. You have to tie a not or a bolt to serve as a check once the pin(s) are drawn away from the magnet(s) against a bottle neck in order for the door to be pulled into position. I got magnet(s) from old speakers in a scraped car make an easy and effective locking device. My guillotine style door is raised and lower with this same type of line with just a small hole drilled at the top of the coop man door in my case. The reduced friction on this heavy monofilliment line means you do not have to bother with pulleys and the like. The pop door raises with little to no resistance with a gentle pull and falls with just the weight of the door which is made of of just ½"plywood. I hook the loose end of the line with a carabiner to the wire panels in the run in the open position and just unhook it and let if fall to the closed EASY PEASY.

 

 

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http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Why is it so wide?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Just easier to go between the existing 2x4s is the only reason for the width. Works good and is plenty heavy for gravity
Edited by kennyl70 - 4/21/16 at 5:07am
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