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Interior view of automatic chicken coop door

automatic chicken coop door opener/closer


Here's what the new automatic chicken coop door looks like from the inside.

While I was taking these pictures all three of the older hens walked over to investigate.

It may have been my imagination, but it seemed like they wanted me to open the door, which got me to wondering if they had enough long term memory to recall yesterday's journey to our juicy raspberries?



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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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