Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great Automatic Chicken Coop Door Idea

My brother sent me a link to something his friend did recently.

The Automatic Chicken Door is pretty cool-looking. There's a short video clip at the link. And he got his plans for the door from this site at BuildEasy's The DIYers pages, How to make an Automatic Chicken House Door, by John Beaty, Director of Technology Programs, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

If you're looking for plans for your own coop, they've got one set posted here. We've been talking about making the coop doors automatic for years now.

Our coop is different, in that the walls aren't made of wood but of hardware cloth, so we'd have to modify the system a bit to make it work. The doors would have to be pulled up from the ground, maybe using some kind of arm? I don't know--I'll let Eddie figure that one out.

If we ever get around to doing something, I'll be sure to blog about it.