Recently I wrote about how I had designed an automatic door opener for our chicken coop by modifying an alarm clock. Refer to this posting for more details of the design:
We've now replaced the old chicken coop with a much larger one.
There's plenty of space in the nesting boxes for our hens. In fact it's probably too big now, so we'll definitely have to get some more girls.
Plus the most important thing, I've converted my automatic door opener to suit. Now it operates vertically, and hence why the clock is on a 90 degree angle.
Here's a video of the automatic door opener in action. Our three hens come out in the order Dora first, then Dotty the bantam and then finally Edna pushes past.