Large Automatic Chicken Door + Solar Module Bundle

Coop Tender® Internet WiFi Enabled Large Automatic Chicken Door is a fusion of advanced micro-controller electronics, solid steel drive and time-honored wood craftsmanship. 

Suitable for all chicken breeds, including the larger Jersey Giants, Brahma and Cochin breeds as well as ducks. It is also suitable for smaller turkey breads such as the Midget White, Royal Palm and Bourbon Red varieties up to about 20 pounds. For larger turkey varieties, consider the Extra-Large Automatic Chicken Door.

Operates using solar energy from the sun.

Automatically opens your coop door at dawn and securely closes it at dusk, or schedule door open and close times!

Programmable door controller: Program custom options, adjust settings and manually override your door.

Automatic Coop Door is constructed with solid 1 inch dimensional lumber. Indoor / Outdoor rated select grade pine lumber is treated with an environmentally safe, non-toxic treatment which lasts a lifetime and never needs to be re-applied!

At-A-Glance Status LED Lights make it easy to check the status of your coop door from a distance in the dark. ;

Key Large Automatic Chicken Door Features:

  • Automatically Opens and Closes your Coop Door
  • Solar operated: 15 Watt solar panel + 12 Volt 5 Ah battery 
  • Three modes of operation: Dawn-to-Dusk (A.K.A. Dusk-to-Dawn), Schedule, or Manual
  • Internet Enabled - Internet Wi-Fi module sold separately. 
  • Programmable Freeze Protect - door stays closed when it's too cold outside
  • Programmable dawn and dusk delays - delay opening and closing for any amount of time (1 minute to 10 hours).
  • Computer driven digital control eliminates frozen mechanical components in winter
  • Solid Steel Acme threaded screw drive: True door lockdown. Predators are not able to open it when it is closed.
  • Simple installation.  Slide door into cutout in coop, secure with 4 mounting screws (included).
  • Manual Control:  Open and close the door manually using the keypad menu. With the optional Wi-Fi module, use the Universal Web App remote control.
  • 1 inch dimensional lumber construction - Outdoor rated select grade pine 
  • 100% predator proof!  Have peace of mind knowing that your hens are safe at night. Door cannot be opened by raccoons, cougars, bobcats, mink, coyotes, opossums, skunks or any other nighttime predator
  • Fully assembled

Energy Efficient - Solar Chicken Door Operation:

Our coop door controller is designed to be highly energy efficient, permitting operation by using solar power from the sun.

At its core, Coop Tender Auto Coop Door runs on 12 Volts DC.  Our door controllers come standard capable of running from standard household AC electricity, or from a 12 Volt DC power source.

An AC to DC power converter is built into our coop door controllers which converts your AC electricity to DC voltage.  The AC power consumption is highly efficient at 1 Watt. DC power consumption is less than 50 milliAmps at 12 volts DC.

Battery Backup: Install a 12 Volt 5 Amp-hour SLA DC Battery in the door controller - should electric power fail, the battery will run your door for about 5 days, until your electricity is restored.

A battery charger / maintainer is built into our coop door controllers. When AC power is restored, the backup battery is recharged. 

Solar Operation: Connecting a solar panel allows for Coop Door operation without AC electricity. A 15 Watt solar panel combined with the backup battery above will run your door without AC electricity.  The solar panel will provide power even in low-light situations until full sunlight is available.  Three to four hours of sunlight per day is sufficient to charge and maintain the battery during solar door operation.

[semi-technical] DC power consumption is highly efficient at less than 50 milliamps.  If system voltage gets low, the door controller will go into power save mode which utilizes about 20 milliamps, preserving power until enough sunlight is available to recharge.

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door Specifications:

Input Voltage

85 - 264 Volts AC (Electric Operation)

12 - 19 Volts DC (Solar Operation)

AC Power consumption

1 Watt

DC Power consumption (idle)

40mA @ 12VDC

DC Power consumption (power save mode)

20mA @ 12VDC

DC Power consumption (chicken door opening or closing)

150mA-300mA @ 12VDC

Max Charging Power

600mA

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door cutout dimensions

30 1/2 inches high x 15 inches wide

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door overall dimensions

30 1/2 inches high x 19 inches wide x 5 5/16 inches deep

Coop door opening dimensions

12 inches high x 12 inches wide

Material

  • Select grade pine rated indoor/outdoor treated with non-toxic lifetime treatment
  • Brushed aluminum metal faceplate
  • 5/8 inch Solid steel Acme threaded screw drive

Drive mechanism

solid steel worm / screw drive

DC motor

12 Volts

Door opening time

~1 minute

Door closing time

~1 minute

Operating temperature

-20 to +185 ℉

Solar Operation Notes:
15 Watt solar panel + 12 Volt 5Ah SLA battery sufficient to operate the system in most parts of the U.S. See the Direct Normal Solar Irradiance map below to check average Irradiance (solar energy) available in your location. The map shows a gradient color coded chart with 9 levels of Irradiance measured in kWh/M2/Day.

If you live in a light-yellow area on the map, or the area typically receives less than 4.9 kWh/m2/day, it may be necessary to connect a second or larger battery.

NREL Direct Normal Solar Irradiance map

In the map above, the light yellow color gradient represents an area with low solar energy. The following link will take you to a PDF version of the map directly from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website: https://www.nrel.gov/gis/assets/pdfs/solar_dni_2018_01.pdf

Included in your Large Automatic Chicken Door Solar Bundle:

429.98 529.99

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08/18/2022

Confusing install but works great

The installation instructions are far too comprehensive *and* missing helpful tips/information. I had questions and it took more than one business day for someone to get back to me. I ended up figuring it out on my own. Once operational the door has performed flawlessly and I'm super happy with it. I have the solar option and it stays fully charged even on cloudy days. Fun fact, if using solar option there is a switch for a conventional power cord and plug... make sure this is in the "OFF" position otherwise it will not hold a charge and operate after the sun has set (it's very easy to push this button and if you don't know to do this or lookout for it you'll run into the problem i did -- I could not find this info anywhere in the dozens of pdfs on the website, nor is it on any of the videos). I use this for my khaki campbell ducks and it took about a week of training and haven't had any issues since (about a month). Also, keep in mind the terms used to describe the wire are confusing - especially if you're not an electrician - coop tender could do a better job with descriptions, instructions, and response time, but the product is great.

CM
Casey M.
United States
06/28/2020

Love it!!

Took a long time to get the door but I love it. I find the day light setting is too hard to figure out so I use the time setting. It’s reliable, but expensive.

KC
Karen C.
United States United States
06/11/2020

Great experience

Great company and product. Well made and solar panel works great. Using the larger size for our dual breed birds. I definitely recommend these doors!

A
Anonymous
United States United States
08/29/2019

Great Purchase

This has been a great purchase and has made our venture into raising chickens more manageable. Knowing that the door would open and close automatically to keep our chickens safe while we are out of town provides great peace of mind. We did have a few electrical and mechanical issues and Jim with customer service went above and beyond to help us get things back on track quickly.

JM
Jim M.
United States United States
12/15/2017

Chickens and Ducks Love it!!

All the birds figured it out the first night. No problems from the opening and closing sounds at all. Great product for keeping birds secure when I'm not around.

JW
JOHN W.
United States