Automatic Door Opener?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by allisojo, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone seen or built an automatic pop door for their chickens? I'm thinking of trying to do one on a timer, but if someone on here has already done it, I figure why reinvent the wheel. Suggestions and advice most welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm non-mechanical. I bought one from Foy's Pigeons. I love it!!
     
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CoyoteMagic

    Do you have a name for the product or a product code so that I can look it up?

    Thanks!
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really cool. Expensive though. There's gotta be a way to make one cheaper, don't you think?
     
  6. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, check the other thread
     
  7. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Missed it the first time. Thanks!
     
  8. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That thread was pretty technical, but I think I got the gist of it. I'm not familiar with diodes and have only a vague notion of what a relay actually does, but I think i could get it done with what was posted on that thread.

    I was actually thinking of making a purely mechanical (as-in not electrical) chicken door opener. I don't have a problem closing their door at night. It's the morning I'm not wanting to deal with because I go to work so early. If I figure this out, I'll post some pics, if anyone's interested. Thanks for the help and always curious to see what others are doing. Thanks.
     
  9. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are a lot of ideas being thrown around there, many of them simple too. it's a lot to read, but there are some simpler ideas mixed in there.
     
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