Arduino Chicken Door

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I wanted a small door to open automatically (via Arduino / morning/night) to the outside world. Doing this would relieve us from worrying if the chickens were safe at night and to be able to leave the house when we wanted) This door will be located on the side of the coop and will slide open (vertically) so the girls can up & down their ladder about 18″ to the ground level. ...

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Arduino Chicken Coop

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Welcome to “El Pollo Palace” – My Arduino Automated, Energy Efficient Chicken Coop

I had sketched out what I wanted to build and gave myself about a $300 budget. I had so many materials already, so I thought I could do it. (outside of the serious techno-pimpage I desired)

  • Medium Size Coop
  • Medium Size Run
  • Something durable
  • To build it from recycled materials
  • Security from predators
  • Automation
  • Weatherproof
  • Semi-Modern looking (not too “Countryish)
  • Green & Energy Efficient
  • Technically Advanced

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I’ve been building the coop off and on ...

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