door placement

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Freak4Jesus, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Freak4Jesus

    Freak4Jesus New Egg

    Jul 9, 2011
    We have a wooden chicken coop inside a fenced run. As it stands now, we have an opening through the fence in the run that we open in the mornings so that the chickens can free range during the day. We then close up that opening after the chickens have come in for the night. We want to get an electronic door opener so that we can be assured of closing the chickens in when we cannot get home by dark. Should we put this door opener on the actual door of the coop, or should we put it on the opening going out for free ranging?
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    As long as your chickens always go in the hen house at night and don’t roost in the outer area then putting the auto door on the hen house itself should do nicely, now if the run has a roof and is very safe then I think it would be fine if the auto door was on the run, I would put one on each if possible just to be safe

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