Just wanted to let you know that Daryl contacted me last night. He wanted me to pass on his apologies that he is currently unable to assist due to changed personal circumstances.
Please let us know how you are going with the project and I can ask other Workshop community members for any assistance you might need.
We no longer have chooks as we have an egg farm only a few kms up the road but due to a late return on our farm one night we found 60 chooks, roosters and chickens all dead. Always vowed if we ever got chooks again, I'd make sure we had an auto door so the chooks were safely inside and the door shut by dusk.
Well done with your contraption, hope you don't mind me calling it that, looks very professional!!
Thank you for letting me know. I’ll put up
a post requesting help from the group instead. Thanks!
Hi there, I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any wholesalers to get these parts? I'm in Melbourne but happy to order and get it delivered as well.
Thanks for joining in the discussion @jeremy108. Great to have you as part of the Workshop community. We look forward to reading more about your projects and plans. Are you also building an automatic door opener for a chicken coop?
I'm sure members will be happy to help make some recommendations for you about electrical suppliers. Let me tag a few members who might be able to assist, including @Electron, @BobTaylor, @r23on and @Brad.
Welcome to Workshop,
Is the reason for the timer simply to operated the lights - I cant see how it has anything to do with the motor.
I would assume the timer is there to operate the opening and closing times of the door.
Chooks always come home to roost just on dusk and having a timer to shut the door just after dusk assures the safety of the chooks should the owner not get home in time to manually close the door and find a fox has taken advantage of the situation with fatal consequences like I had once talked of in an earlier post.
As for the door opening with a timer to let the chooks out in the daylight, the time this occurs is not at all vital just whatever suits.
Hope this explains why a timer is necessary as we're talking about an automated system designed purely for the safety of the chooks to be locked away mainly at night.