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AUTOMATIC COOP DOOR

Ever wished your chickens could let themselves out? We designed the Automatic Chicken Coop Door to open your coop at dawn and close again at dusk. Reliable, safe and durable in all weather, it’s an ingenious way to make your coop better and life just a little bit simpler.

We’re Omlet and since 2004 we’ve been rethinking every aspect of keeping and caring for chickens. Inspired by the magic when humans and animals connect, we watch, learn, ask and invent. Our products will make you wonder: why hasn't it always been done this way?

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"It’s very good in cold weather."

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"There’s no comparison to Omlet."

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"I couldn’t believe how easy it was to fit!"

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sleep IN WHILE they HANG OUT

Chickens are happiest when they can start their day at dawn and be tucked up in bed by dusk. With Omlet’s automatic chicken coop door you can have a lie-in or a late night without your chickens even noticing.

  • Automatically opens at dawn

  • And closes again at dusk

  • Or set times to suit their routine

  • Clever sensors ignore outside lights and torches

Make any chicken coop smart

Whether your chicken coop is plastic, wooden, chicken wire or something else entirely, you don’t have to go without automation. With our easy attachment kits, every chicken keeper can be a smart chicken keeper.

  • Install directly to the Eglu Cube chicken house

  • Easily screws onto any wooden coop

  • Attach to the Walk In Run or any type of chicken wire

  • Door can be fitted to open to the left or the right

You’ve got the power

finger pressing buttons on the autodoor control panel
Battery powered so you can use the Autodoor anywhere.

Just 4x AA batteries reliably power the Autodoor for up to 6 months. Prefer to use mains? Plug in our 12v mains converter for a constant source of power.

Safe and sound

A chicken in the doorway of the automatic chicken coop door.

The safety sensors will stop the doors from closing if there's something in the way.

The Autodoor uses sophisticated safety sensors to protect hens that dawdle in the doorway, just like elevator doors. After gently nudging and opening again, the Autodoor will attempt to close 5 more times until the path is clear.

Does your flock stay out late?

We designed the Coop Light to guide late night hens to their roost. Powered by and perfectly synced up with your Autodoor, it comes on 5 minutes before the door is scheduled to close. Once everyone is safely tucked up and the door closed, the coop light gently turns off.

Tested in ALL temps

Invented. Tested. Refined. Repeated. Over 200 prototypes and 3 years of development went into designing an Autodoor that could deal with anything mother nature had to throw at it.

  • Tested to work to as low as -4°F and up to 150°F

  • Waterproof casing to IPX6 standards

  • Shatterproof ABS construction

  • Looks after your hens in severe storms

Control where you need it

The Autodoor’s control panel and light sensor comes with a 6ft cable, so you can position it where you need it. Change settings with easy to use buttons and check everything, including battery status, on the large backlit digital display.

All in one box

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Just insert batteries and you're ready to make your coop smart.

The Autodoor arrives ready to assemble. Install your Autodoor on your coop or run with our step-by-step instructions or build-along videos, insert the batteries, connect the cable, and you’re on your way to easier chicken keeping.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can choose between the light setting, i.e. choosing at which level of daylight the coop should open and close, time setting, i.e. setting specific times when you know your flock has returned to the coop or are ready to go out for the day. There is also a manual mode where the door opens and closes only when you press the button.

For safety and peace of mind, there is also a built-in failsafe system for opening the door completely by hand. You can find out how to do this by checking the instruction manual.

You can change which setting you’re using whenever you want, but it’s not possible to use to different settings at the same time.

Chickens are flock animals and creatures of habit, and in most cases they will go back to the coop within half an hour of each other at around the same time every evening. Observe your hens for a few days and make a note of when they tend to go to bed, and set the door accordingly.

We only recommend using batteries, or the optional mains power supply. If you connect your Autodoor to a solar panel or any other type of power source, we will not be able to offer any warranty (expressed or implied), support or advice.

Please note that the mains power supply only works with Autodoors bought after April 2023. If you’re unsure about which version of the door you have, you can check the control panel. If yours has a number (014.0130) in the top left corner of the Warning sticker, you can power your Autodoor with battery or mains. If it doesn’t, you should only power your door with batteries.

The Autodoor cannot be fitted to any other Eglus than the Eglu Cube Mk1 and Mk2. You can however, using an attachment kit, attach it to any Omlet run.

There are two main reasons to add a coop light. Firstly, having a light in the coop will encourage the chickens to return to roost when it gets dark. This is especially good if you have one or two hens that tend to stay out longer than the rest.

Secondly, it’s useful to have a light in the coop if you want to check on your hens when it's dark, maybe as you come home from work or just before you go to bed. The hens won’t be bothered by you turning on the light for a minute and peeking into the coop.

The coop light uses a LED light at 1.5 watt. That is the equivalent of a 15 watt light bulb.

4 good quality AA batteries of the same brand, same type and same energy level should power the Autodoor for 6 months, or around 4 months if you’re using a coop light.

If you have an Autodoor where you have the option to change the language of the control panel, you can use either alkaline or lithium batteries. If you have an older Autodoor, you should not use lithium batteries, as this may affect the function of the door. If you're unsure about which Autodoor you have, please contact our customer service team and they will be able to help.

We would suggest changing the batteries when the control panel is showing the level as 20% or lower. It’s good to check the batteries at least every 3 months to make sure they are in good condition.

You must use the Autodoor as specified in the instruction manual by using either AA batteries or our power adapter. A set of AA batteries will last a long time (between 6-12 months). We cannot offer any warranty (expressed or implied), support or advice if you connect any other forms of power supply to your AutoDoor. There is a high risk that you may damage your Autodoor, and the product may not work as intended.
Yes, there is a manual mode where the door opens and closes only when you press the button. For safety and peace of mind, there is also a built-in failsafe system for opening the door completely by hand. Check the instruction manual to find out how to do this.
No, the motor in the door is designed to open the door horizontally.
The Autodoor is designed to be used by adult chickens, and it’s wise to only use manual mode if you have chicks in the flock.
The Autodoor fits straight on the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop, and on the absolute majority of wooden chicken coops or barns. If you have an older Eglu Cube (before 2016), you can fit the Autodoor by using an attachment kit. You can also fit it to mesh or chicken wire on a run.
The Autodoor uses military time, with a 24h clock. So if you, for example, want to program your door to close at 6pm, you would set the control panel to 18.00.
We don’t provide any solution for extending the cable, but we do sell a replacement cable that could be used for that purpose. If you want to extend the cable we suggest you speak to an electrician to make sure it’s done safely and correctly.

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Still undecided? Speak to someone who knows the Autodoor.

Omlet Ambassadors are customers turned product experts.

They can answer all your questions about the Autodoor and share their experience using it with their hens.

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AUTODOOR Size & Specs

Materials:

ABS, Zinc Gearing, Steel fixings

Power Input:

4 x AA Batteries (not supplied)

Product Dimensions:

Door Frame: 19.25in x 16.5in x 2.25in Control Panel: 4.75in x 4.5in x 1.5in Cable Length: 78.74in

Packaging Dimensions:

22.04in x 18.50in x 2.87in

NOTE: Please avoid cleaning your Autodoor with industrial chemicals. We recommend cleaning only with soap and water or a pet safe disinfectant and treating red mite with powder only.

Verified reviews

Universal Automatic Chicken Coop Door
Quick, easy and effective
An Omleteer,
The attachment kit is merely some plastic edge strips. So made it easy to fit the auto door to my Go Up cage. Happy to recommend.
Review for: Autodoor Attachment Kit for Omlet Chicken Runs
The reviewer has 2-4 Ex commercial pets
Auto door works great
Kyle,
This is my second auto door. It's great for what it is. Wish it had wifi and I could open and close the door from an app, but other than that it's perfect.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
The reviewer has 10+ pets
Worry free performance
Paula,
It's been 2 years now since I bought my 1st Omlet door so it's safe to say I've had some time to give this an honest review. I have not yet had to replace the batteries, which is impressive given our cold northern MN winters. It is easy to change the settings, and most importantly it has been safe to use and no chickens have ever "gotten stuck" or injured. Only thing I would do differently is order a green one, as it is harder to tell from a distance if the door is closed. I would also recommend positioning the bottom flush with the coop floor to prevent bedding from dropping down into the donor's bottom frame. I'll attach a photo from each if my 2 doors: one is flush and the other is slightly above coop floor. All I need to do is nail a board inside the coop but I've been too lazy. Awesome door, I highly recommend it.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
The reviewer has 10+ Many different breed pets
Chick, chick, hooray!
Jenny, Illinois,
The coop door was quite easy to install. My husband enjoyed the "choose your own adventure" type instruction booklet, which was put together well! It explained how to install the door, based on what was existing.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
The reviewer has 10+ Various pets
Omlet door
Eric,
I purchased an Omlet door on the recommendation of a friend and ended up buying a second one. Both are working great . I am currently using AA batteries but also purchased the ac power adapters. So far I am pleased with the purchase. They work well with all my birds and some are quite large.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Green
The reviewer has 10+ Many breeds pets
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