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Add-A-Motor Chicken Coop Motor

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Specifically Designed For Chicken Coops

With the Add-A-Motor Chicken Coop Motor, your chicken coop door can open and close automatically according to a customizable time schedule. Easily protect your hens and eggs without getting out of bed, or even going home. Every day, the Add-A-Motor Chicken Coop Motor makes sure your chickens go in and out on schedule to save you time and hassle. Simply plug it into your lamp timer switch or controller... and relax.

  • Set one or multiple door openings and closings each day
  • Stops door at open and closed positions you set. No counter-weight needed.
  • Lifts and lowers a door up to 5 pounds
  • Plugs into your timer switch or X-10 controller (sold separately)

You can set one or multiple door openings and closings each day. Timed schedules can enhance egg production by exposing hens to longer periods of daylight and preventing them from re-entering the coop too soon. The motor can also foil small predators such as mice and snakes that sneak in to steal eggs after your hens are out. Raccoons, foxes, dogs, cats, coyotes, etc. eventually give up and go elsewhere. The automatic chicken door opener motor can even manage heat inside the coop.

The Chicken Coop Motor works similar to a fishing reel. It has a reversible motor with adjustable stop settings. The automatic chicken door opener motor can lift and lower a door up to 5 pounds, with door openings up to 25 inches. If your door swings open you can convert it to vertical lift by installing it in side-channels.

Kit Includes

  • Chicken Coop Motor
  • Mounting Bracket
  • AC/DC Adapter
  • Lift Cable
  • Instructions

Note: Timer/controller sold separately.

Customer Testimonials

"I can leave my chickens for the weekend and not worry."

-Steve, Vermont

"My chickens make a ruckus if I don't open the door on time, and then my neighbors complain. My problem is I can't get up at that hour because of my schedule. I really appreciate the good sleep that I now get because of this motor."

-Cindy, California

"My husband gave it to me as a gift. I thought it was silly but now I'd never give it up."

-Robin, Texas

"Nice product... saves me time... and I don't lose sleep wondering if I closed the door."

-Jack, Missouri

"I don't lose chickens and eggs to varmints like I used to. Motor paid for itself in a few months."

-Meg, Oregon

Add-A-Motor Engineering

In 2009, Add-a-Motor found a hidden market with literally millions of potential customers. They discovered that in the USA alone, there are tens of millions of chicken coops, and many millions more around the globe. Most are family owned with 10 to 20 chickens raised for fresh eggs and meat. Add-A-Motor also learned that chicken coop owners have the same problem early every morning without fail. They must open the coop door to let their chickens out to feed. In the evening, when chickens re-enter the coop, the door must be closed to protect them from predators and the elements.

For a busy family, it's a challenge to keep up this routine 7 days a week, 365 days a year. At least, it was a challenge until Add-A-Motor specially designed the Chicken Coop Motor. And since, customers have been vocally appreciative of the convenience and peace of mind the motor provides.

  • Max. Holding Weight: 5 pounds
  • Max. Door Opening: 25 inches
  • Power Adapter: 120 volts AC, 60Hz
  • Battery (optional): 12-volt, 8Ah or greater (not included)
  • Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2.5 inches

Recommended Hardware

  • Doors: Add-A-Motor recommends that you make your coop door from Plexiglas, aluminum, marine plywood, or two-side tempered Masonite. These materials offer trouble-free operation.
  • Controllers: Add-A-Motor recommends AC lamp timer switches, X-10 control, or battery with 12-volt timer. Dusk-to-dawn controllers are not recommended, because on overcast or stormy days, especially in winter, they can prematurely close the door and leave your hens locked-out overnight.

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100% ★★★★★ <br>Excellent Investment, used on a daily basis, "My Free Range Chickens are Safe & Happy, <br>"I'm Happy too because I get to sleep in:-)<br>*♥♥♥*.•:*¨Great, Thank You ¨*:•.*♥♥♥*

Chicken coop door opener

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Makes having chickens a lot easier. Door opens and closes as set on timer. Now no need to hurry out in early morning or worrying about sunset. Thank you for this product.

Best Investment for your coop!


This has saved my chicken keeping hobby! My wife was ready to get rid of them because she "had" to put them away every night when I worked over. Now this motor is hooked up to a timer and it closes the chickens up automatically. No more rushing home from work to lock them up before it gets dark! Best investment anyone could make for their chickens coop!

Highly Recommended!


Highly recommended. I'm fairly new to chicken keeping and waking up early to let them free range around the backyard then locking them up at night before something got into the coop and ate them was a challenge. I'm a city guy and just has a few chickens in my backyard so farm life wasn't my thing. This motor opens and closes the door with a remote I added. I can easily watch as I let them out and lock them up from by sliding glass door on the back of my house. Chicken Keeping just got a whole lot easier!

Well Worth The Money!


I was a little skeptical about this thing locking up my chickens but I love it. Chickens are naturally blind in the dark so they head in to the coop to roost when the sun sets. The idea is you set a timer to close the door shortly after sunset and it will lock up all your chickens so nothing gets in the coop and ultimately eats them. Ive been using this for several months now and so far its great. Its dependable meaning it opens and closes when its scheduled to and I haven't had any issues. Most the reviews I found online says they have been using for 7,15,18 years so I expect to get several years out of it. I definitely recommend it! Its saved me from going out to lock up the chickens every night. If I paid a neighbor kid $10 per week to do that I would already spent more than the cost of the motor. I'd say its worth the money.