DIY automatic coop door opener

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DIY automatic coop door opener

Post: # 253812Post Bristolbelle
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:08 pm

Now that the days are starting to get lighter. We have been looking into buying an automatic door opener for the chicken coop. Not having a spare £100, my OH came up with a DIY version that opens using a timer via the mains. With spare wood and an old electric screwdriver. He came up with something just over £10. You can see the pictures on my blog. :cheers: i'm so chuffed :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 253964Post Spinpup
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:49 pm

Wow! So glad I found your post. I'd love an automatic door opener for my girls. I'm not an early bird and they are! Had a look at your lovely blog - your hen house is gorgeous.

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Post: # 253971Post Thomzo
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:16 pm

I had a look too, your OH is clearly very clever.

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Post: # 254254Post Bristolbelle
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:07 pm

Thankyou everyone, He is a gem. I usually start with a " wonder if this is possible?" Question. And then a little while longer he comes up with something.
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Post: # 254289Post bill1953
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:51 am

What a clever idea!
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Post: # 254297Post Henwoman
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:56 am

It looks brilliant. I bought an automatic opener/closer a few years ago and put it in the garage for installing when I had a handyman around. I know it's there somewhere, but I just can't find it and I feel I've looked everywhere. Buxxer, buxxer, buxxer!

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Post: # 254303Post bonniethomas06
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:18 am

Wow, that's really impressive! And so is your blog, have bookmarked.

I am afraid we caved and forked out the £100 - not having one single DIY skill between us.
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