hard to install automatic chicken door opener?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frizzleman74, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2010
    Fairfield County
  2. colonel sander

    colonel sander Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    If you follow the directio9n it is simple. I did not have enough room in coop to put it directly above the door so I just screwed a eyebolt right above the door and ran the opener to one side of the eyebolt. Adjusted everything and it was done. Great product for the money.
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Frizzleman74, Add-a-motor not hard to install at all. I have one in my large coop and will be hooking up one in my Bantam coop tomorrow. Mine are both operated on 120 v ac, so can't say much on the solar end of it other than it should be pretty easy, just follow their instructions. You will proberbly need a small lawn tractor or motorcycle battery for the power. If I understand it right, the solar panel is just for charging the battery. Maybe someone else can assist on that aspect of it. good luck
    Erik here is pic of my two door setups and one motor and timer installed.

    [​IMG] Small coop door, installing motor tomorrow when I get off duty.

    [​IMG] Large coop door, motor and timer set-up.
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau

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