I put a switch on the coop door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RMBGKY, Jan 21, 2012.


    RMBGKY In the Brooder

    Nov 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    I have an automatic Pop Door, but I am always afraid it didn't open or it didn't close. The chicken coop is 500 ft. from the house. Today I installed a switch on the door connected to a light outside the coop so that when the door is closed the light is on and when it is open the light is off. Long distance peace of mind.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Great idea... Only problem I've seen with the auto doors are the undecided chickens who don't know if they want to be in or out and end up getting smashed by the door.
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Cool ideas to make sure it's open/closed. But I'd have to walk out there anyhow to do a headcount. I have had stragglers get shut out before, so I always check. I need a light that pops on with a roost headcount maybe??? [​IMG]

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