Remote controlled coop door?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicNlove, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. chicNlove

    chicNlove Out Of The Brooder

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    This might be a silly question but has anyone attached a remote control to the automatic chicken door? I would Like to be able to open from the house during the winter months....all I have come up with is using a garage door motor and track.
    Thanks!
     
  2. scott37

    scott37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Automatic door opener? I'm new here and if there is I'm getting one lol.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are commercially available motors and timers for this purpose as well as many plans for some you build yourself from car radio antenna motors. You might search for automatic pop door openers.

    I have the build it yourself from a car radio antenna motor on my list of improvements to make to the coops.

    Chris
     
  4. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The D20 add a motor on Amazon and they sell timers with remote controls built in, I have mine just plugged into a timer and it works great.
     
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  5. chicNlove

    chicNlove Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I have done so much searching and will probably go with the D20 I had no idea that timers came with remotes!!
     

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