Mounting automatic chicken coop door

ChickenCanoe

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Outside would make a tiny bit of extra coop space, inside would be more protected from the elements. I think the best is to consider how its design would exclude predators and use that as your guide.
 

tucker0104

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Either way would work well as far as protecting against predators. I was thinking along the same line, inside would protect it against the element so it would last longer but it could also have a hard time opening if a chicken was in its way.
 

ChickenMammX4

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I guess it really doesn't matter. Ours is mounted inside because that's where the electric plug is. Also, being indoors, the motor and timer are protected from the weather.
 

ChickenMammX4

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We used our existing guillotine pop door and mounted a add-a-motor to it, then plugged it into a lamp timer. Total was less than $100. Google add-a-motor chicken door opener.
 

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