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Benefits of an Automatic Chicken Coop Door

Helping you manage your livestock and giving you the peace of mind you need. If you have been raising chickens for years, you understand the hassle of waking up early to let them out, the worry of making sure they are protected, and the frustration of being home in time to close the coop. If you are new to the chicken world, welcome! You’ll soon find that an automatic chicken coop door is the best way to ensure your girls are safe and secure while making your life easier. Coop Tender® is a revolutionary product that is raising the bar in the chicken coop door industry, and these are a few of the ways you can benefit from our automatic...

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door Manufacturing Updates

Since the introduction of Coop Tender Automatic Chicken Coop Door in 2014, we continue to improve our product.  We listened to our customers and through research, design and engineering, are now offering our next generation of Automatic Coop Door. Improved battery life: Our engineers have meticulously refined the digital electronic designs and have dramatically decreased energy usage and power consumption of our automatic chicken coop door. The new designs provide for double the backup battery life from the same battery, up to a week, without electricity or solar energy.  This means that your power can be out for up to a week and your coop door will still operate.  You can have a solid week of cloudy days and your...

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Zeitgeist Principles

"the society today has become increasingly detached from the physical world, with techniques of production, distribution and social ordering that have little to no relationship to the environment, or the current state of scientific knowledge with respect to public health and sustainability." 1 Most commercial product manufacturers today are required to generate profits for their investors.  Under this scenario, it is impossible to provide a product which does not become obsolete almost immediately (planned obsolescence).  The manufacturing process itself is often non-sustainable in these scenarios. We are a privately owned company with no outside investors.  We have always strived to grow the business organically.  This allows us to make decisions based on our customer’s needs and not investor’s needs. We use...

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door Drive Mechanisms

A major considerations when selecting an automatic chicken coop door is the mechanical process used to open and close your coop door.  There are many ingenious designs ranging in methods including cables and pulleys, gears and Rube Goldberg automatic chicken coop doors like this one:   Although these methods may work, challenges tend to surface using these methods which may compromise the safety of your hens.  We designed our automatic chicken door to keep it simple, yet effective.  A high-torque gear motor is connected directly to a 5/8 inch Acme Worm Drive.    The worm drive is attached directly to the door.  This design provides a simple, yet effective means by which to open and close the door and keep predators out of the coop at...

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