electric doors?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RasMama, May 18, 2009.

  1. RasMama

    RasMama Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    Spokane, WA
    I'm trying to figure out what I would need to make my coop door close & open electronically by a timer. I'm picturing a guillotine style door that would just slide down (maybe weighted so that predators couldn't just push it up) & up on a timer. I know it should be easy enough... I just can't think what I would need to start. Has anybody done anything like this?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from the other side of the mountains.

    There are lots of threads about automatic door openers. Try doing a search. Good luck.

  3. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    in your search type in antenna. Mine is a automatic car antenna on a timer. it required soldering and adapters but was worth all the effort.
  4. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    I have not herd of doors like that i just put stuff in fornt of my door at night so they cant get out and it works just fine for me.

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