Coop Tender® is a division of ITBS, Inc, which has been providing lifestyle-enhancing solutions since 1998.
The company owner runs a homestead with various livestock, including chickens with multiple chicken coops - stationary and mobile. He felt that it should be feasible to have a device which would automatically open and close the chicken coop door each day.
After reviewing numerous automatic chicken coop door products, it became apparent that a new automatic chicken coop door needed to be created.
The vision: A Wi-Fi Internet connected automatic chicken coop door which can run from solar power, open and close at dawn and dusk, open and close based on a schedule and help protect chickens in the winter.
The result: Coop Tender® Automatic Chicken Door – Wi-Fi Enabled.
Our team went through numerous designs, prototypes and sleepless nights to develop our automatic chicken coop door.
"This is one of the most exciting projects that I have ever worked on! There were many more elements to an automatic chicken coop door than one might consider on the surface. The complex integration of wood, metal, physics, micro-controller computer electronic circuits and software-driven systems and Internet cloud based solutions is unlike any project that I have worked on in the past." -JD
There were challenges. The biggest one was packing all of the desired software into the limited amount of firmware memory on the micro-controller chip. Overcoming this challenge required a number of software refactoring cycles to make the code as efficient and compact as possible. We worked at the lowest level of software and micro-controller technology to deliver a product which is unparalleled in the marketplace. We felt that the features we were striving for were essential to any automatic chicken coop door.
We believe that we have designed the automatic chicken coop door of the future, and we are constantly working on expanding the beneficial aspects of our chicken coop door.
Our automatic chicken door Wi-Fi module has revolutionized the way you interact with your livestock management devices. You can directly interact with your automatic coop door from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection and just as important, receive notifications from your door!
Our engineering staff boasts experienced professionals in electrical and software engineering in addition to talented computer technology infrastructure design and implementation resources with collective experience of more than 30 years delivering high-quality technology solutions.
We use sustainable, natural resources to produce our automatic chicken coop doors. This ensures that we are not stripping the natural resources of our Mother Earth.
We design our electronic circuit boards with the ability to accept firmware upgrades. This allows for future desirable features to be available. We do our best to ensure that the product we deliver can be upgraded in the future without destruction of natural resources and landfill pollution.
Are you interested in electronics and computer software based automation? Great! We'll share anything you want. We offer our Coop Tender - Automatic Chicken Coop Door Kit so that you may benefit from our extensive research and the designs which we have developed. You'll have access to the electronic designs and the firmware code and you can even modify the firmware code of your coop door if that is something that interests or excites you. Or, perhaps you have a special need or talent and can apply those to your own coop door since you have access to the source code.
We use local resources when possible. Our worm drives are manufactured by a company located within 5 miles of our manufacturing facility. Our circuit boards are manufactured and assembled in the USA. As we grow, we are creating jobs in our region to help those in need of additional income.
Why would we do this? It is our belief that automation will become more and more important as it allows us, as a human species, to evolve and reap the benefits of our true nature. In this way, our goal is to provide products that give you more time to enjoy life, nature, and the world around us.