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Automatic Door that would work for Chickens AND goats or sheep??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenJill, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there an automatic door that would fit for a pigmy goat or sheep?
     
  2. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can build a door to be any size. The issue will be with the opener. The motor that I am using has a 4 pound limit on what it can lift. If you had a heavier door you could add a counterweight that would help lift the door, and if the door is a bit heavier than the counterweight then it should also close fine using the motor.
     
  3. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are auto gate openers for cattle gates. I would look for that type.
    Chicken door motors are designed for light weight duty.
     
  4. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check your local craig's list for a used garage door opener. They can lift some weight [​IMG]
     

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