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Automatic Chicken Coop Door Openers

Automatic Chicken Coop Door Openers
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Have a 12v 15mA motor (4rpm), 12v 5AH lead-acid battery, and 4.5v/50mA solar panel. Building chicken door. I've already built a chicken door with a $100 drapery motor, but this seems overpriced to me, when there are so many available salvage 12 v motors from old car doors. The drapery motor is simple to use because rather than limit switches it simply uses an adjustable mechanical plastic slotted disc to manually toggle a double pole switch to operate the motor. With a timer on the line set to on/off twice a day, it's an easy build. But I want to make a standalone unit, (solar powered) using a 12v system. Pullet-Shut Automatic Chicken Door Installing the Pullet-Shut door to my coop was the smartest thing I've done in a long time. I'm not exactly what you would call a morning person and on weekends there are days when I didn't let my chickens out till "brunch" time. On weekdays there would be times that I didn't make it home to lock them in until way after dark. I opted for the PhotoSensor so I wouldn't have to reprogram the door when the days get shorter, as well as the solar panel and battery option because the coop is not near an outlet. Besides not being a morning person, it would be far fetched to call me a handyman or do-it-yourselfer. The door is very well built and closes very securely. A few months down the line I noticed that the door was not opening or shutting all the way. I called the good folks at The parts soon arrived and with a little work I was able to remove the old bits and replace them with the new bits. The repair did the trick! To sum it up:

Light Sensitive Chicken Coop Door Hi, I recently started keeping my own chickens and have really enjoyed the whole experience. The chickens were all really friendly and provided hours of amusement. Until a few weeks ago I had 4 of our feather friends in a nice Coop. That was fine until one night, for the first time ever, we forgot to close the door to the coop. Unfortunatley the fantastic Mr Fox must have been casing the joint for some time and siezed his opportunity. "The Bungalow" Chicken Coop (Ships Free!) from My Pet Chicken Henhouse Dimensions: 49" wide (including nest box) x 34.5" deep x 42.5" high at tallest point Bird Capacity: 6 Nest Boxes: Three (13" deep x 16" high at highest) Total Roosting Space: 6' (three 2' roosts) Vents: Two slide-open vents open to 10.25" x 5", backed by 1/2" hardware cloth. Front Door: Slide-open door opens to 10.5" wide by 13" tall, with access ramp. Rear Door: Hinge-type door opens to 14" x 14.75" and has dual latches. Pull-out Droppings Tray: 3" deep metal-lined pan spans the floor of the house. The Bungalow is modular &emdash meaning you can opt to use it in a standalone fashion, perhaps adding some of our portable electric poultry netting in order to contain your birds safely within a set area. Your birds will have plenty of space to relax on three, rounded-edge roosts, and your job of keeping the coop clean will be made easier with the 3" deep metal-lined droppings pan that spans the floor of the house. ...With a yearly stain or seal. UPS Ground shipping is included!

Chicken Coop Automatic Door Hi all, I'm looking into automating my chicken coop.I was going to use a basic timer and motor to open\close the door but this looks like a great opportunity to visit the Arduino platform To begin with I was hoping to start with the basic door opening\closing. What hardware should I get?I think I need: Arduino Uno - R3Light Sensor (LDR)A motor control board? The door is attached to a long vertical bolt that needs to be turned 180 degrees to open\close (It’s an Eglu Classic). With the timing, would it be better to use a clock with an offset to work out sunset\sunrise or rely on the LDR? I have some .net programming experience so C might be a learning curve - my main weakness is the electronics side.

Chicken Fencing | Chicken Keeping | Store | Omlet US If you’re looking for some netting to fence in your chickens, this is a great choice. This handy fencing comes in green, to blend into your garden. It is available as a 12, 21, 32 & 42 metre roll and is very easy to put up and move about. It can be used to keep your chickens within an area, giving them more space to roam or, of course, out of a part of your garden, like your prized vegetable patch! spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen shift + ←→slower / faster (latest Chrome and Safari) ←→seek . seek to previous 12…6 seek to 10%, 20%, …60% Give hens extra room for free-ranging! Omlet Netting and Eglu Go Omlet Netting blends perfectly with your garden. Omlet Netting is 25% higher than other brands of poultry netting. Omlet Netting is unobtrusive and doesn't spoil your view. Works brilliantly, even with larger breeds. I love my chickens but equally I love my garden and this netting provided the ideal solution. Looks Great In Your Garden Blends into you garden. Easy To Put Up Over 50 in stock

Automated Chicken Coop Door Analysis: The assumption here is that the sunrise/set timetable is one sinus wave, the rest is scaling and translating a bit sunrise = int (350 + ( 90*cos( ((((month-1)*30.5)+dayOfMonth)+8) /58.1) )); The part: (month-1)*30.5 + dayOfMonth + 8 This is a formula for dayoftheyear with a small offset 8 days. If you fill in the days and months of the year, you will get approx. 23 march = 90; 23 june = 180; 23 sept = 270 and 23 dec = 360 (=0) . so now we can bring back the formula to: sunrise = 350 + 90*cos( dayofyear/58.1) ; As the cos() needs a value between 0..2PI the dayof year must be divided by a value so that 0 is mapped on 0 and 365 is mapped upon 2PI. simple math: 365/2PI = 58.0915542... which is rounded to 58.1. This brings the formula to: sunrise = 350 + 90 * cos(); where cos() varies between from [-1, 1]; 90 is the half of the difference between the sunrise on 23 dec and 23 june. 350 is the middle between the two sunrises, approx the sunrise @23 march/sept as : sin(x) = -cos(x+90);

The City Chicken "Hello . . . Here is my newly constructed chicken camper-coop named "Egg-tra Special Chicken Camper" It cost about $450.00 to build, it holds 8-10 Chickens and can be towed around the yard with a lawn tractor. I enjoy building novelty chicken coops. I started few ago with a barn and silo and then added the John Deere Chicken Tractor. Michael F. wrote, "Attached are pictures of my Seattle City Coop named "Le Grand Habitant". Crystal wrote, "Here is our urban chicken coop. "Dear Katy, This is my daughter's Chicken House. Kristen W. of Granite Bay, CA wrote, “We had an enormous surplus of building materials stacked up after an extensive remodel of our house. Crystal G. wrote: "Love, love, love your web site. “Katy, I love your website! "Hello Katy: I have to say how much I enjoyed your site and how helpful it was when I decided to get back in to raising a few chickens. " Dear Katy, Hi there -- this is my gypsy wagon chicken coop -- we love it." ~~ A coop in Portland, Oregon ~~

Chicken Coop Door open/close I keep forgetting to close the coop door so I automated the door with an Arduino, a linear actuator from Firgelli Automations, four solid state relays from Fotek (in hindsight this is super over designed), and a real time clock from Sparkfun (uses i2c). Below is the code. It takes into account the day of the year and adjusts sunrise and sunset. /* * ChickenCoopDoor.pde * * Close door at sunset plus * Open door at sunrise plus * * Once a day just after midnight calculate sunrise and sunset times for the day * * Edwin A. #include <Wire.h>#include <Math.h>#define RTC_ADDR 0x68 int current_day;int door_opened;int door_closed;int sunrise; // in minutes from midnightint sunset; // in minutes from midnight int close_a = 2;int close_b = 3;int open_a = 4;int open_b = 5; int second;int minutex;int hour;int dayOfWeek;int dayOfMonth;int month;int year; void setup(){// Serial.begin(9600); void NewDay(){ current_day = dayOfMonth; getRiseSet(); door_opened = 0; door_closed = 0;} Ed

Chicken Tractor Gallery compiled by Katy Raising BackYard Chickens, Build a Chicken Coop, Pictures of Breeds Automatic pop hole opener This is not my own idea. We got the idea from a fellow BYCer. We now have two coops (imagine that) and our first automatic door opener was first installed in February of 09. It has been happily pulling open and pushing closed our fiberglass coop door since then without a problem. Material list: An outdoor timer (digital would be REAL nice but optional). Materials: New or used car antenna. The two 12v 5 amp power adapters. Make sure it is at LEAST 12v 5 amp to meet the power demand of the antenna. This is a convenience item' this can all be hard wired but it's kind of bulky to move around and work with. Your basic grounded outdoor timer. Our soldering kit and wire cutters Let's get started! 1. 2. 3. 4. After I soldered the wires I then took the black electrical tape and taped them up. 5. 6. 7. 8. To make the antenna function you have to have a constant hot and an on and off. In this pic you can see my on and off adapter is marked in the green tape. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14.

HIGH QUALITY MOBILE DELUXE COUNTRY CLUB WOOD CHICKEN TRACTOR FOR 12-18 BIRDS Ship to: United States Only Double Nesting Box ! Click here if you want this same coop with a run. Description: This house is made to a very high standard from 12mm tongue and grooved treated fir timber. Features: Solid wood raised floor. Added Bonus: 15 FREE BABY CHICKS This coop is just the right size for 15 new birds and we are giving them to you for free. Dimensions: Coop ( 64"D x 53"W x 44" H) Will Hold up to 12 Hens or 18 Bantams ( Very depends on breeds please see coop floor plan dimensions and make your own decisions ) Wood Stain color: Walnut Over size boxes ( Only ship by Freight ) Sorry can't ship to HI , AK , GUM , PR , VI , APO , FPO & PO BOX This is what one customer has done to his coop. Dont forget to pick up a Heavy Duty water nipple set (pack of 30) for the cleanest water and no mess. Works well on PVC / CPVC / water bucket or water bottle cap . Comes with Free WATERER NIPPLE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD! Never Spills Or Fills With POOP! Highly recommend Restore Liquid Armor .