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my sliding door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kennyl70, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. kennyl70

    kennyl70 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
  2. kennyl70

    kennyl70 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    [​IMG] I am almost there. Finish the roost and boxes
  3. HeySteph

    HeySteph New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    Manitou Springs, CO
    That's a nice design and it would be pretty simple to make it automated.
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I put a locking pin in my pop door to guard against predators fashioned with nail on a string or in my case heavy nylon whipper snipper line. The locking pin is drawn in to position by permanent magnet(s) inside the locking cavity in the frame of the door { I am currently only using one magnet on my small door}. You have to tie a not or a bolt to serve as a check once the pin(s) are drawn away from the magnet(s) against a bottle neck in order for the door to be pulled into position. I got magnet(s) from old speakers in a scraped car make an easy and effective locking device. My guillotine style door is raised and lower with this same type of line with just a small hole drilled at the top of the coop man door in my case. The reduced friction on this heavy monofilliment line means you do not have to bother with pulleys and the like. The pop door raises with little to no resistance with a gentle pull and falls with just the weight of the door which is made of of just ½"plywood. I hook the loose end of the line with a carabiner to the wire panels in the run in the open position and just unhook it and let if fall to the closed EASY PEASY.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Why is it so wide?
  6. kennyl70

    kennyl70 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    Just easier to go between the existing 2x4s is the only reason for the width. Works good and is plenty heavy for gravity
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016

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