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My Homemade Automatic Remote Control Coop Door

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New Member here.

 

Thought I would post this link to yet another motorized coop door. I'll make more posts in the coming days showing my entire coop which is just about finished.

 

No chickens yet but possibly this week!

 

Here is the automatic door to the run. It's controlled by remote control like you have for keyless entry on a car. It works about 150-200 feet away. The coop is about 150 feet from the the house and the door to the pen is on the back so I plan on putting some super bright  LED's that will show whether the door is open or closed or bound up etc. and whether interior lights are on etc.

 

You will be able to see these lights from the house.

 

If I find the need, I may also add a timer or light sensor or possibly even a WiFi module to control the door. Those are easy to add once you have the hardware in place and an operating door. Right now the door works off a battery I have down at the coop for testing but soon electricity will be run down and I will run it off that.

 

Thanks for viewing!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW6-lCjlsig&feature=relmfu

 

Added in edit: The door opening height is 18" and the opening width is 22"


Edited by Checkthisout - 4/16/12 at 4:14pm
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New Member here.

 

Thought I would post this link to yet another motorized coop door. I'll make more posts in the coming days showing my entire coop which is just about finished.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW6-lCjlsig&feature=relmfu

 

This is very nice and looks critter-proof. Good job. Love the kids!
 

 

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LL

 

Very cool stuff!  Nicely done!

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welcome-byc.gif  from Highland Co. Ohio!!!

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan frow.gif

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Hi && Welcome!!!

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Very nice idea....I love to see homemade devices work!   yesss.gif

  1 WONDERFUL Hubby, 2 Australorps, 2 Barred Rocks, and 2 Buff Orpington's.   Oh yeah...thousands of bees too!

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  1 WONDERFUL Hubby, 2 Australorps, 2 Barred Rocks, and 2 Buff Orpington's.   Oh yeah...thousands of bees too!

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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. 

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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Thanks for all the welcomes! Western Washington here.  Going to get 1 dozen little chickies tommorrow. Were actually going to use the back of a pickup truck with a canopy on it to house the chicks until the coop is done. It should be done this weekend. I just have to build a gate for the run and dig down to the waterline so I can add a faucet.

 

Oh, and of course add the roosts and some PVC pipes for the waterers.....ugh it never ends! roll.png

 

 


Edited by Checkthisout - 4/16/12 at 4:18pm
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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and good luck with your new chicks. What pulls the door up? thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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