I’m struggling with feeding the chickens, ducks and geese and putting them in at night. Don’t get me wrong, I have kids that take care of that, but the issue is that it limits our ability to be away from the house. (And my kids aren’t always 100% reliable).
I’ve been searching for a solution and I have all sorts of ideas about how I could automate different systems with power, but our chicken coop is 400 feet from the nearest power source.
So we purchased a solar panel to provide us with some power in the coop. After purchasing the panel, I’ve realized that there is a lot that I don’t understand.
I can figure out how to plug in the lights that came with the panels, but when it comes to designing an automatic feeder or automatic door, there seem to be a lot more questions than answers. I’m excited to get it figured out though. I’ll post more when I actually have success.