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?
FIVE STANDOUT FEATURES
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.
You’ve got the power
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
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
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.
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.
speak to an autodoor ambassador near you
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
ABS, Zinc Gearing, Steel fixings
4 x AA Batteries (not supplied)
Door Frame: 19.25in x 16.5in x 2.25in Control Panel: 4.75in x 4.5in x 1.5in Cable Length: 78.74in
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.