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    Freezing runners for auto aluminum door?

    Blimey that's some serious looking door opener! :) Nope, it's light controlled. Although there is the option to shut it via timer as well, so I could take a look. Will try WD40 tomorrow and see if that works. Thanks for your help. WW
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    Freezing runners for auto aluminum door?

    This is installed over the entry/exit of their house - so in answer, no it's not protected from the elements as it's externally mounted. Hope this makes sense? So, in the closed position the recent wet weather had frozen the inside of the door runners. Thanks
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    Freezing runners for auto aluminum door?

    Hi, This morning the runners of our aluminum door were frozen, fortunately I opened it manually and was able to free the door before the motor was damaged. I'm thinking of using WD40 to stop this happening in future. Please can you tell me how you've overcome this problem, we need it left on...
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    Eaton Drinker Heater - any good?

    Thanks for that... yes we have a waterer that looks just the same as the one on the Amazon page, just need to measure the base to get the correct size heater. Appreciate your response! :)
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    Eaton Drinker Heater - any good?

    Hi, Apologies if this question has already been asked, haven't been on for a while! I'm looking for solutions to keep our internal waterer ice free now the temperatures are dropping and other than perhaps putting a small oil fired heater inside (not keen) I've come across this...
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    Water Heater Base

  7. Eton Water Heater

    Eton Water Heater

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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Not too late at all... thank you for your comments. There's a sprinkling of snow here this morning but they're all being very brave and have made it outside for a little corn and lettuce investigation. Tonight we'll start herding them in for a treat or two!
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Sounds wonderful ..... we got these as day old chicks, my son's request and it's been a fascinating journey so far. You could almost see them growing! You should make a point of visiting Teesdale, it is beautiful - as is the Cotswolds and Worcester but in a very different way. High Force being...
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Yes & no - I grew up there - best place in the world! I now live in Teesdale.... also a wonderful place, do you know them?
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Yes I could understand that... I'd feel the same, but thankfully this won't be the problem.. it's all new stuff, purpose built and pest safe... when it rains they're happy to be inside, in fact they won't come out. We also still have the brooder switched on and will continue to for this winter...
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Thank you - it'll be a good way of dragging the teenager off his tech each night as well! Hopefully this combined with a treat inside their hut will put the idea firmly in their heads... let's hope.
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Yep good idea... I was reading the treat list on this site with a lot of interest and amusement... so we'll get experimenting :D Thanks.
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Ah maybe they are too young then.....? The roosts aren't the problem, they happily roost on them overnight when they actually get inside... :) Both their main food and water is inside, we throw some grain outside each day and "treats" in the run just to keep them busy. From what you say...
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    New chick(en)s won't roost in the right place

    Hello, New to this forum, well any forum actually and a new chick(en) owner... co owner with my teenage son. Our chicks (approx 8 weeks old) seem unwilling to go back into their hut when it gets dark and so get locked out when the door shuts after dark, even if the door is switched to manual...
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