I'm confused & need answers before I cook my feathered freinds.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 7L Farm, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got tired of opening pop door so I took the advice of purchasing automatic door. Also took the advice of getting hot wire. Got everything hooked up. Put a timer on the door to open at 715am & close at 800pm. Well, yesterday evening all the chickens were in the coop pop door shut. I plugged in the hot wire & off to bed. Woke up and started thinking wholly shiiiiiiii the hot wire is on the pop doors up their gonna be fried. Ran out to the coop & all was well .? is how do y'all control both gadgets. Right now I'm having to run an extension cord to the coop but this will change. Another thing is I only have one timer & its not weather proof. Its probably a simple solution but I can't figure the solution. I'm not good with electronic stuff.
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    suggestions
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Is the hot wire across the pop door? if not, it should be fine. A chicken touches the wire and should back off...how strong is the voltage on the hotwire?

    Give some more info on the setup and we can try to help. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I mounted my hotwire charger inside a plastic fishing box mounted on the fence post.
    You can do the same with a timer.
     
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  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No its not.
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the pop door idea, did you make it yourself or buy one?
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some plexiglass & framed in the door. So far its been working.
     
  8. arch_cpj

    arch_cpj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go and buy a 20 dollar timer and have the fence shut off 15 min before the door opens
     

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