automatic door opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jgaepi, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. jgaepi

    jgaepi Out Of The Brooder

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    I know, I know, these types of questions have been hashed out in the annals of history, but I want to do something with my coop door. And I haven't even received my first set of baby chicks yet. But I am a planner.

    My coop door is currently a swing up version. Photo attached. I can either take it off and install the chickendoors.com product, which would be a new door. Or I can buy the Add a motor product and try to convert it to a vertical lift somehow (maybe on a track or something), or I can try to jerry rig the entire coop so somehow it lifts the thing up, at least 90 degrees.

    Any experience with this type of change over? Thanks.

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  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    It doesn't look like you have enough room for a vertical door opener. I think your best bet is the one that opens out. I just installed my Foy's vertical door opener today and you need to have at least the same height above the door as the door itself then you need to have room to install the device. It doesn't look like you have the space there.
     

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