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New Automatic Chicken Door Motor

Although there are thousands of different motors available on the market and dozens if not hundreds of motor manufacturers, selecting a good motor for our automatic chicken door has been quite a challenge. Over the past 5 years, we have used 2 different motors in our automatic chicken doors.

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Best Automatic Chicken Door Operating Method

As you may already know, installing an automatic chicken door in your chicken coop can be beneficial to you and your chickens, but what is the best method for automatically opening and closing your coop door? The two primary methods of automatic operation are Time Schedule and Dusk-to-Dawn (a.k.a. Dawn-to-Dusk depending on whether you are looking at an automatic chicken door closer or automatic chicken door opener respectively). Some automatic chicken door solutions work with a timer to open and close the coop door based on a time schedule. This can be an effective means of managing your coop door, but there are some issues you should be aware of. The biggest problem is that your chickens have no concept...

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DIY Automatic Chicken Door - Part 2 - Electronics

Introduction In our previous DIY Automatic Chicken Door article, we gave you access to detailed plans for building the wooden cabinet, door and motor – door controller housing. In this article, our intent is to provide information and designs for the electronics-based components in your DYI Automatic Chicken Door. Overview You learn about a solid and simple solution to opening and closing your coop door. You’ll also learn about the tools, materials and parts which you will need. Our approach is to provide a modular DIY approach to building your own automatic chicken door. The information which follows, and the associated design files will provide a solid foundation for the electronic and hardware components of your DIY Automatic Chicken Door...

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DIY Automatic Chicken Door - Part 1

Introduction In this article, we’re going to provide all the information that you need to build your own Automatic Chicken Coop Door. Overview You learn about a solid and simple solution to opening and closing your coop door. You’ll also learn about the tools, materials and parts which you will need. Our approach is to provide a modular DIY approach to building your own automatic chicken door. Specifically, if you are good at woodworking and have access to most of the basic woodworking tools, then you can use these plans to build the wooden cabinet and door controller enclosure. If you are good at working with electronics and writing the micro-controller firmware code, then you will learn about the key...

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Keeping Your Chickens Safe, Happy and Comfortable During Winter

If your chickens live in an area which tends to experience moderate to harsh winters, it is important to be mindful of how conditions which prevail during winter can affect them.

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