Sliding doors, triggered by a proximity key card or fob, is a necessary addition to the coop for any resident with a physical disability that makes traditional doors impossible to manage. Automatic doors would also be beneficial for the elderly and children who struggle to hold open the coop’s heavy doors. Really, they would be more convenient for any of us carrying heavy bags, pulling a suitcase, or pushing a stroller. In other words, a big benefit for everyone.
There’s also an important side benefit to automatic doors: If entry is triggered by a key that can stay in your pocket, security guards won’t feel the need anymore to buzz everyone in, so all our buildings become much more secure.