Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Auto door

So here it is, an automatic door raising/lowering system for the Hen Coop. We purchased this little gem on E-bay. It generally fits above the door but as we didn't have the space to fit it there, we had to come up with a diverting system as shown (quick trip to chandlers to ge the pulleys!).

This seems to work really well. It has a light sensor in it and the door opens some time in the morning (quite early I think, when it gets light) and closes at some time around 10pm. It is a really quiet and slow motion and the Chickens seem to be perfectly happy with it.

Hasten to add that this is not because we're too lazy to open and close it manually each day, we're thinking of weekends away!

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