When I first got hens, it was October, and the days were short and becoming shorter. Now, it’s March, and the sun is slowly rising earlier and earlier. And with it, the hens are rising earlier and earlier. After two 6 o’clock mornings this weekend, waking up to the screeching cackles of hens demanding to be let out to free range, I ordered the gear for an automatic coop door. It will require some minor modifications to the coop (I need to put in a raise-and-lower sliding door instead of the swinging door I have now), but in a few days, hopefully it will be up and running!
Updates to follow.