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Gate operator chicken coop door closer

sk1ppy14's awesome automatic chicken door closer


sk1ppy14 from somewhere in the United Kingdom has done a fine job fabricating this automatic chicken coop door closer/opener from an old gate opener.

These medium sized gate openers will sometimes get weak over years of heavy usage and require replacement. What a great way to extend the usefulness of this farm gadget. 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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I have been a tech in the parking control business for over 5 years now. The picture looks to show a hydraulic operator ? If this is true I can tell you that the operator will eventually leak hydraulic fluid and potentially harm your birds... I could be out of line on the harm part but i do know that these things will leak at some point ...
Comment by eddie p. Tue Sep 7 23:13:21 2010
Thanks so much for commenting! That does sound like bad news! I guess we'll have to scratch this one off the list of cool automatic chicken doors.
Comment by anna Wed Sep 8 08:24:08 2010





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