FAQ

FAQ

  • Is there a timer? Yes, there is an adjustable opening delay. This can be set from zero delay up to 12 hours after sunrise.
  • My coop is in the shade, will it still work? Yes, the coop secure door opener only requires a small amount of ambient light to work. The light level at which the door closes can be adjusted to suit different amounts of shading.
  • Is it waterproof? Yes, the unit is designed to be installed on the outside of a chicken coop exposed to the elements.¬†
  • Is the door included? No, to keep costs down we don't sell the doors. Most people make their own doors to suit their coops. There are a few doors available on ebay if you would like to purchase one.
  • What is the size¬† of the Coop Secure door opener? The unit measures 130mm x 130mm.
  • Can I install Coop Secure inside the coop? Generally no, unless your coop has a lot of natural sunlight inside.
  • Can I add a solar panel and rechargeable batteries? It is technically possible and our fist prototype was solar powered. By using low power components we have extended the battery life to 3 years. We decided against the solar option to keep the price down and simplify the installation.
  • What if the door closes on one of my chickens? The door closes very slowly giving them plenty of time to get out of the way. If the door does come down on a chicken only the weight of your door (0.4 - 1.4kg) will rest on the back of the chicken and shouldn't cause any injuries, the door will continue lowering once the chicken moves out of the way.