Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Kit

Assembly Required! (tap here for our fully assembled automatic chicken coop door).

Rewarding and educational.  Over 250 individual parts including 17 wooden parts!  

A proven design including all parts necessary to assemble your own Coop Tender Automatic Coop Door.

You'll also have access to the source firmware code* and code libraries which you are free to modify and customize for your own personal use.  

A great way to learn micro-controller programming!

Included in your Automatic Chicken Coop Door Kit:

  • Automatic Coop Door Controller
    • Printed Circuit Board
    • Electronic Components (integrated circuits, resistors, transistors, LEDs, etc.)
    • Connector wires
    • AC/DC Switching Power Converter
    • Clock Module
    • Temperature Module
    • Control Panel Faceplate
    • Controller Cabinet
  • Coop Door and Frame
  • Gear Motor
  • Worm Drive
  • AC Power Cord
  • Mounting Panel
  • Mounting Screws
  • Nails
  • Assembly Instructions

Tools and supplies needed for assembly:

  • Soldering iron
  • Solder and flux
  • Electronics wire cutter
  • Electronics wire stripper
  • Terminal crimpers capable of crimping 22/18 gauge wire terminals
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Wood glue
  • Measuring tape
  • Needle nose pliers 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Voltmeter (optional, but helpful)
  • Ohmmeter (optional, but helpful)

Tools and supplies needed for firmware programming (optional):

Your kit comes with the chip pre-programmed with the latest firmware version.  

If you wish to dabble in the firmware code*, you'll need:

  • Basic knowledge of software code structure
  • Basic knowledge in the C programming language
  • An AVR Programmer. USBTiny is inexpensive and works well
  • Visual Micro or other development IDE plug-in - this facilitates navigating the code structure

Capabilities needed for assembly:

  • Read a schematic
  • Electronics soldering
  • Basic understanding of electronics
  • Basic woodworking skills
    • gluing
    • hammering nails in
    • squaring a box frame

If you need a refresher on any of the above subjects, search the Internet and  you'll find a number of excellent resources. YouTube is a great resource for video tutorials. 

Average Assembly Time - 7 to 14 hours:

  • Controller / Electronics - about 5 to 10 hours 
  • Door Frame - about 2 to 4 hours

CPU comes pre-programmed with all standard features of the fully assembled Coop Tender Automatic Chicken Coop Door.

Key Assembled Automatic Chicken Coop Door Kit Features:

  • Automatically Opens and Closes your Coop Door
  • Dawn to Dusk or Schedule door open and close times
  • Internet Wi-Fi Enabled - Internet Wi-Fi module sold separately. 
  • 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
  • Configurable dawn and dusk settings - program coop door closure based on your poultry’s habits
  • Program schedule using numbers on Coop Tender’s numeric keypad interface.
  • Computer driven digital timer control eliminates frozen mechanical components in winter
  • Freeze Protect - door stays shut when temperature is too cold
  • Works in almost any chicken coop door opening - 13 1/2 inch wide x 26 1/2 inch high footprint
  • Operates in any position, vertical, horizontal and everything in between
  • No strings or cableconsistently and reliably opens and closes your coop door without tangles, kinks or binding.
  • Coop Tender automatic coop door does not need to be installed level
  • Simple installation.  Most installations only require a screwdriver
  • Easily override your coop door by entering the Coop Tender user menu and selecting open, close or stop door menu selections.
  • 1 inch dimensional lumber* - no plywood

Assembled Automatic Chicken Door Kit Specifications:

Input Voltage 85 - 264 Volts AC
AC power average consumption 0.09 Watts @ 120 VAC
AC max (peak) consumption 1 Watt @ 120 VAC
DC Power consumption (idle) 0.72 Watts (50mA) @ 12VDC
DC Power consumption (power save mode) 0.44 Watts (30 mA) @ 12VDC
DC Power consumption (chicken door opening or closing) 1.2 - 1.4 Watts(100mA-120mA) @ 12VDC
Automatic Chicken Door cutout dimensions 26 1/2 inches high x 13 1/2 inches wide x 5 5/16 inches deep
Automatic Chicken Door overall dimensions 26 1/2 inches high x 17 1/2 inches wide
Coop Tender door opening dimensions 9 5/8 inches high x 10 5/8 inches wide
Material
  • 1 inch dimensional solid lumber – no plywood
  • Brushed aluminum metal faceplate
  • Solid steel worm drive
Drive mechanism Worm drive
DC motor 12 Volt
Door opening time ~1 minute
Door closing time ~1 minute 
Operating temperature -40 to +185 degrees ℉

 

*Source firmware code is offered under the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3 (AGPL-3.0)

 

$ 249.99