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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

    Aug 14, 2010
    Is there an automatic door that would fit for a pigmy goat or sheep?
  2. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    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

    Aug 27, 2011
    New haven, IN
    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

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    check your local craig's list for a used garage door opener. They can lift some weight [​IMG]

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