My coop is done & I'm about to paint & put the last finishing touches on it. I had a local handyman build the actual coop, but a friend & myself did some tweaks to it - more ventilation, poop board, roost, etc. The issue I'm having now is that on the egg box door, the type of hinge/lock that was put in to keep it open while I collect eggs is failing. The door has slammed down on my arm multiple times now & I've almost broken my arm! Due to recent shoulder surgery, I do need something that doesn't take a lot of force to close, or isn't difficult to operate. So I thought I would come here & see what others have has success with. Here is what my coop looks like & what the egg door looks like: You can sort of see the 1 locking hinge that was used. I think the issue is that the door is too heavy for the hinge. I did try putting 2 of the same hinges & it was a little more stable, but quite difficult to release the lock on both hinges & lower the door with my shoulder. Here is a link to the actual hinge that is being used: http://www.lowes.com/pd_311972-1277...rentURL=?Ntt=brass+folding+support&facetInfo= So please post examples of your solutions that have worked for similar egg box lids. I need something that is secure, so it doesn't slam down unexpected on me or my son & if you have something that makes it easier to life the heavy lid that would be awesome too! Thanks in advance for the collective wisdom I've always found here!