Automatic Coop Doors
Pros: I LOVE THIS DOOR! What a great product! I've had mine for 3+years now and have NO complaints. Make sure the door you are using isn't more than 4 lbs.
Pros: Battery operated, easy to program, light sensor backup for season change, can work with pulley system
Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it, and cheaper than Brinsea's ChickSafe version.
“This door has really been convenient for me! I love just setting the time and forgetting about it. I go out every night to put their food back in so I can also check that the door has closed properly and opened in the morning when I take their food back outside. I have NO complaints. Great product! ” --keeskrazy
“ I purchased this door a few week ago and could not be happier. I read review after review and decided to give the new kid on the block a chance and glad I did. I contacted the company before I purchased it with a few questions. The customer service has been quick and friendly. It was easy to program and very easy to install. The door runs very smooth and it seems...” --marxmail
“AXT VSBb automatic chicken door is easy to install about 15 min. Works great batteries last a long time can use with plywood door or comes with an aluminum door. Mine has never failed and I have never lost a chicken to coons, mink, or anything else. ” --bilsie
“This is absolutely the best thing I have ever bought for my coop. Before I bought it my coop was often open and vulnerable to predators for far too long during the day, as I often leave for work an hour or two before it gets light in the winter, and sometimes get home well after dark. It is easy-peasy to install - just four screws to fix it to the wall above the pop hole, and tie the...” --KayTee
“ I had another door once that used a string and it jammed all the time. I had to keep re-spooling it and it was more time consuming than just letting the chickens out myself in the morning. So I looked around for a bit and came across the incredible poultry door. This door was the answer to my prayers! It has a screw-drive which means the door goes up and down on a screw like a garage door....” --FarmerBrian72
“ I have 2 inside mount doorkeepers with the light sensor and have had them for over 3 years. They have never failed, and I routinely change the batteries once a year - just to make sure they don't run out. It closes so slowly, so you don't have to worry about a chicken getting caught in the door while it's closing. This doorkeeper is worth every penny! I never have...” --Happy Chooks
“This has been a great automatic door for our 8X16ft chicken "cabin". The instructions for installing were simple and the process was finished quickly. The video on youtube was very helpful also. I have had to adjust the morning opening and evening closing times as sunrise and sunset change, but that is so very easy. It is great that the door opens to let the chickens out into...” --Cheryl1948
“Installing the Pullet-Shut door to my coop was the smartest thing I've done in a long time. I'm not exactly what you would call a morning person and on weekends there are days when I didn't let my chickens out till "brunch" time. On weekdays there would be times that I didn't make it home to lock them in until way after dark. Being able to automate letting my chickens out in the...” --twar
Woods 50001 Indoor 24-Hour Heavy Duty Mechanical Outlet Timer, Grounded Plug. Heavy-duty timer with grounded plug and outlet. Programmable timer settings repeat daily, 24-hour cycles. Up to 24 on/off settings per day-includes override switch. Works with lamps, fans, and other 3-prong(conductor) appliances. Never-lose pins cannot be removed or lost-just pull slightly on the edge or press back...
Multiple daily programming, cycle repeats every 24 hours. Plugs directly into wall outlet. Up to 48 separate settings per day. Heavy duty load capacity. Maximum on time 23-1/2 hours, minimum on time 1/2 hour. Capacity 15 amp (1875 watts) general uses, 10amp (1250 watts) tungsten, (lighting) TV-4, 1/3 horsepower, 125 volt, 60 Hz. Pins stay in the timer, never get lost.