Chook house door

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bergybob, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. bergybob

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    Hi All, Last december I had a problem with building a chook house door opener/closer. Thanks to all who contributed & particularly to Sgt Wookie who redesigned my original design.It has now been over 3 months,I have built 2 of these & they have both been working faultlessly for that time.I have had many interested visitors who are impressed with the end result to the extent I have orders for 2 paying customers.I have attatched a couple of photos of the finished article (the wiring may appear a bit rough but I'm getting better as I go.)
    I read with interest that in that time Sgt Wookie has been fighting his own battle & I wish him well for the future.
    Many thanks & keep up the good work.
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  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Thanks for posting pictures. It's always nice to see the successes. I'm sure sarge appreciates your efforts and kind words.
  3. Geoff122

    New Member

    Apr 17, 2012

    I've just found this great forum and it looks like you Brian and Sgt Wookie have come up with a great design for a chicken coop door opener. Over the winter I've been building a chicken coop and designing an automatic door opener, I came across your design when I was searching for ideas, I had already purchased the same timer as yours Brian so it seemed fitting to draw on some of your ideas, on the timer it looks as though pins 2 and 3 are connected together and then go to the + terminal on the battery, is this correct. I'm just a beginner in electronics so learning as I go, any help would be most welcome.

    Many thanks

    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
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  4. Geoff122

    New Member

    Apr 17, 2012

    Many thanks to Bergybob and Sgt Wookie for a great circuit for the chicken door opener, it works well, not being a dab hand at electronics it was a bit of a learning curve but nothing ventured nothing gained. I've nearly completed my chicken house and now got it installed, I now have to just finish one or two small things and then get my chickens.

    Just enclosing some pictures of the completed setup.

    Many thanks once again.

  5. strantor

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    That's a very nice looking installation, and excellent craftsmanship on the chicken coop. I'm sure all the neighboring chickens are envious.

    Also congratulations on doing the whole thing without asking a single question. Your ratio of questions asked to value-added posts is at the top of the list.
  6. bigtel

    New Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I have come across this thread while looking for a circuit for a chicken door opener - do you have an up to date diagram of what you are currently using? I would love to make my own as getting up at the crack of dawn everyday is something I could do without..!!!