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Do it yourself power antenna automatic chicken coop door opener

automatic chicken coop door detailed d.i.y.


I found a new take on the power antenna automatic chicken coop door opener/closer that includes over 30 images that take you step by step from ordering your parts to wiring up the timer and power supply.

What I like best about this approach is the detailed photos. I doubt if you even need to undertand the English language to comprehend the few steps needed to put this project together.

Image credit goes to an anonymous backyardchicken forum member. Automatic chicken door


Edited to add:


After years of research, Mark eventually settled on
this automatic chicken door.

You can see a summary of the best chicken door alternatives and why he chose this version here.

If you're planning on automating your coop, don't forget to pick up one of our chicken waterers.  They never spill or fill with poop, and if done right, can only need filling every few days or weeks!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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