Hope I'm I the right place for this, I haven't been on here in ages. I have a 2 year old Ador1 automatic door that is mounted internally and we have an external sensor. For the past month, it has been inconsistent with opening and closing. Not opening at all, not closing, etc. We ordered a new external sensor and installed it a few days ago. It is set to be more sensitive. ( or the one that opens a little earlier and closes later- my husband does it for me) and we also have the last call feature enabled.
I cam home from work yesterday and ALL my chickens were scattered around in various places because the door shut too early. My husband re-programmed it again and I am home tonight to chickens outside again. Today was a beautiful clear and sunny day. I am incredibly upset because I have to go out of town for a work related training Thursday night and will probably get home at 8pm on Friday. I also have to be out of town the first week of February. My husband works 4pm to 4am and my closest family is over an hour away and I have no friends or neighbors to track down 100 plus chickens for me. I love this door because I work FT and am gone 11 hours a day.
Has anyone else had this happen? It worked very well until recently, We changed the battery too. I am in a rural area with a river close by and there are owls, skunks, opossums and raccoons seen on a regular basis. I don't want to lose all of my chickens!