Operating the Coop Door in Temperatures Below 20° F
Murray’s Best Chicken Coop Door controller is equipped with a temperature sensor that does not allow the door to open until outside temperatures are above 20° F. This feature protects your chickens from freezing temperatures and helps the chicken coop stay warmer. If the outdoor temperature rises above 20° F anytime that there is daylight, the door will automatically open, and it will remain open until a few minutes after sunset.
How to Disable the Temperature Sensing Feature
If you prefer your door to open regardless of the outside temperature, then you can disable the cold weather sensor. Do this by installing a jumper so that it covers both pins of J7 on the controller’s printed circuit board (see photograph below). With the J7 jumper installed, the controller will open the door at sunrise no matter what the outdoor temperature is.
What is a jumper? How do you install it? And where do I get one? Thanks.
The jumper is a small white or cream colored rectangular plastic piece (with metal inside). A top view of the jumper is shown in the center of the circular close-up view in the photo. The jumper is located on the circuit board and would just need to be moved into position on jumper J7 to disable the temperature sensing feature.