Automatic coop door opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sassafras, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see the automatic coop door operners are pretty popular. I will be converting part of my barn to a coop in the spring so we will have electricity. Do you folks have any recommendations as to where to get the best deal on one?
    I love this website. Everyone is so helpful and passionate about their chickens. I won't get mine for 2 months
     
  2. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    I have the same. Add-a-motor. If you are the least bit handy, it isn't an issue to build one, and it is less expensive than a pre-built unit.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    We used a drapery motor and a digital timer (with the pop door panel we'd already been using on our old pulley system). Probably cost around $120 total.
     
  5. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the Discount automation website is only $79. Sold! Do the chickens automatically go in their coop before it gets dark?
    I suppose I will just have to observe them and see what time they decide to call it a night?
     

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