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
- 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
- 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
- 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 cable – consistently 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:
||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
- 1 inch dimensional solid lumber – no plywood
- Brushed aluminum metal faceplate
- Solid steel worm drive
|Door opening time
|Door closing time
||-40 to +185 degrees ℉
*Source firmware code is offered under the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3 (AGPL-3.0).