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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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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

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 -20°C and up to 65°C

  • 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 2m 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

detailed computer generated image of the automatic coop door
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.

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, and the Eglu Pro. 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 Pro Chicken Coop, 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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speak to an autodoor ambassador

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


ABS, Zinc Gearing, Steel fixings

Power Input:

4 x AA Batteries (not supplied)

Product Dimensions:

Door Frame: 49cm x 42cm x 5.5cm Control Panel: 13cm x 12cm x 4.5cm Cable Length: 200cm

Packaging Dimensions:

56cm x 47cm x 7.3cm

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
Best thing I ever bought!
Our hens aren't at home so it was a real nuisance having to go back out to our smallholding late in the evening to secure them. This door has solved all of that! The light that comes on with it helps them all get onto their roosts safely and then the door quietly closes. Couldn't be without it.
Review for: Autodoor Attachment Kit for Omlet Chicken Runs
This reviewer has 10+ Ex-battery/Legbars/W pets
Amazing Battery Life and Reliability
Christina, Virginia,
This coop door was an easy install and has been incredibly reliable, never jamming. It seems designed for most coop set ups and with chicken-life in mind. I love that to door slides closed from the side, so nothing can get stuck at the base and leave a gap. The threshold design prevents debris from collecting and causing issues. It also looks great! I installed ours six months ago and the battery life is still showing 100%. The dusk to dawn sensor has worked great and our hens adapted quickly. I just ordered a second door for a new coop for a second batch of chickens. It's been worth every penny and allows us to safely leave our hens for the day or a dinner out.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 2-4 Rhode Island Red, Re pets
Worth every penny
This is the second auto-door I have purchased for my second timber hen house. It makes life so much easier, particularly in the summer when the hens are out later than me. I can hear the door close in the evening and open in the morning from my bed and know that all is well. The customer service team at Omlet are simply second to none! A very genuine and trustworthy organisation that I have no hesitation in recommending!
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Green
This reviewer has 10+ Mixed [makes for str pets
Just bought my second auto door for chicken
This auto door are great, I have one for my coop and a second on my run, they have made my life so much simpler.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Green
This reviewer has 4-6 Chicken pets
It's Great!
Mike, Colorado,
Easy to assemble, mounted it, put the batteries in and IT WORKED, just like it should and has ever since.
Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 10+ pets
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