AdorStore ADOR1

Average User Rating:
4.1/5,
  • The ADOR1 Automatic Chicken Coop door opener is easily installed on the wall of your chicken coop. It opens the door at dawn and closes it in the evening when it gets dark. The ADOR1 will automatically open and close the door daily using just an internal 6 volt lantern battery.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. sparrker
    5/5,
    "Great door"
    Pros - No need to get up early
    No need to have someone open the coop or close it if we are gone away on vacation
    No need to have electricity attached to it
    Cons - If it is cloudy due to a storm the door will close earlier than its suppose to
    I own two of these and they work great, customer support is awesome to.
  2. 6PeckinChickens
    5/5,
    "Saved me from being the chicken doorwoman!!"
    Pros - Received when expected, easy to install, love the morse code flashing light, love the sprocket door lift, option to add accessories, option to run off battery or solar, very strongly built, I can see the blinking red light from my house
    Cons - Programming instructions were not very clear but we figured it out.
    After doing A LOT of research, I felt that this one was the best design. I felt that my chickens would be safest with the sprocket design rather than the roll up string.

    I called the company to see if the door had shipped and when I could expect its arrival; I'm horrible about checking email. I spoke to Rod, he was extremely helpful and gave me some pointers. I was stressed because we were going on vacation for 2 weeks, we didn't want anyone to have to be a slave to our chicken door and we didn't want them to not be secure at night. When we returned home, the door was still working perfectly and we have had no issues with the Ador1! We couldn't be more satisfied!!

    We have had to push back the door closing time since we put up an awning to prepare for winter, it took away from some of the ambient lighting. This has been one of our best purchases!! Purchased 29 May, 2017


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    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    200
  3. dgbehrends
    5/5,
    "Saves me a lot of time"
    Pros - Works well, long battery life, lots of features, mounts easily.
    Cons - Doesn't work well when the battery cover is off. Drafty.
    I've owned the ADOR1 since July and it opens at sunrise and closes at sunset every day. A big time saver for me. I plan on adjusting it so that it opens a few hours after sunrise to hopefully get my 5month old birds laying soon.
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  1. josh117
    I can't imagine owning backyard chickens without an ADOR1 door! It has worked as advertised for over a year now, on the same cheap battery I started with. Even during the sub-zero weeks of late Dec 2017. The photocell mechanism is awesome - who would want to wake-up at 5AM on a summer Sunday morning just to let the ladies out? The only "issue" we've had is the door may close a tad early on evenings when a rain cloud passes over, leaving the ladies stuck outside. Otherwise, perfect.
  2. Dutchgirl
    Isn't there a warranty?
  3. drumstick diva
    What type of battery does it require? How long does the battery last? Does it have a low battery warning, so you aren't shocked to find your birds trapped outside in horrible weather.
  4. san415
    Rod,
    If as per your above post, you are wanting to refund my money I will happy to return the door to you. I will of course update my review to reflect that.

    San415
  5. AdorStore
    ...And in light of an annoyed customer's post, in the context of all the good feedback we get and right here where Ballerina Bird and Petrel posted comments, as Petrel commented: he and the person he recommended the ADOR to have had flawless results. And Ballerina Bird says she had some problems with a wet board. I advise customers to put an overhang over their ADOR to help keep falling rain off of it. I also recommend if you use one of the access holes already in the box for the wiring for an accessory to pass through, that you caulk the opening. Most installations are outside and many but not all have an overhang -- without an overhang there is more chance of a problem with getting moisture in the box in the long run. But if you have experienced any inconsistent closing problems and especially if it seems to be associated with rain or dew point, please contact us. The ADOR has a one year warranty. After that, a new board or motor can be found available on the website. The galvanized steel will last "forever" and if ever you have to replace a part, even mama can swap it out with a screwdriver in minutes. Another comment I would like to make is that we get customer reports of having gotten 1.5 years from a dry cell 6 volt battery. Some say never got more than 6 months but are very happy with that. A few people have had some bad luck with batteries and not because they bought the cheapest (we did all our preliminary testing with the cheapest $2.88 batteries). One fellow tried two "new" batteries with his brand new ADOR, and neither worked. The 3rd battery worked fine. The second one he had bought from Radio Shack and when he brought it back they put it on a battery tester and it tested bad, so they gave him a battery to replace it and that's the one that worked. I sometimes wonder if there is a huge variation in the quality of new batteries, so I've started to recommend using a rechargeable battery and a trickle charger. Since they are readily available on the internet for decent prices, we haven't thought it was something we needed to sell from the website. The same thing is true for solar chargers... we've seen rechargeable 6 volt batteries and 6 volt solar chargers for only $25 on Amazon -- and two feed stores close to us have 6V solar chargers for $16 and rechargeable battery for $10.
  6. AdorStore
    I need to respond first to san415 who has put a negative review up. San415 NEVER called me. She NEVER emailed me until I found out who she was from this negative review and I emailed HER. I emailed her to ask her what is the trouble. Surely, if I were her and I had bad results from a product that had excellent reports, I would assume I just need to find out what's the problem. At the worst I think I'd just ask for my $199 back but more expediently I would contact the manufacturer and tell them that I have a problem. So here we are with 3 months still left on her 12 month warranty and she NEVER called me or emailed me for me to remedy the problem. And when I contacted her, I asked her what she wants to do next she did not respond except to say her review was "warranted" and she should just expect things to work when she buys them. It befuddles me. If there's anyone out there with reliability problems please call me or email me. So san415, it is not too late. Tell me what you want to do. Usually units that only open part way got slightly bent in shipping ... or it is a weak battery. I thank all the good people who at least give a small business a chance to respond privately before slinging their annoyance in the public domain. We have thousands of happy customers in all 50 states and sometimes there are issues but we will straighten them out if you will contact us so we can help.
  7. san415
    In case some one wants to know what I mean by it does not work.
    Sometimes it opens all the way. Sometimes it opens only part way. Sometimes it doesn't open.
    Sometimes it closes only part way. Sometimes it closes all the way. Sometimes it just stays open.
    Right now...it opens all the way, but will not close unless you close it manually.
  8. san415
    I have the same problems. Sometimes it works sometimes it does not. It was very exspensive, for the quality.

    I plan to order a second door for the coop, from somewhere else, so that I have one that functions while on vacation.

    We have tried often to get it to work everytime...no luck. We have had it for about a year. I give up on it. I wish I had not wasted my money.
  9. petrel
    I've had mine for 17 months without a hitch. I recommended ADOR to a friend who has had flawless results as well.

    Battery Problems, binding door track, or exposure to artificial light sources tend to be common causes of inconsistent operation.
  10. Ballerina Bird
    I have found Rod at Ador to be very helpful; he has responded to me by both phone and email and talked me through a fix for my door when water got into it after some unusually heavy rain and wind. One adjustment I made, at Rod's suggestion, was to make sure the clips were clipping the battery connections as thoroughly as possible, like biting several layers of the coil (if that makes sense) rather than just clipped to the end of the coils. That seemed to address some issues I was having. If your board has gotten wet, that could also be affecting the operation. I addressed by gently blow drying the board; Rod said to wave/wiggle the blow dryer constantly rather than letting the heat stay on any one part of it to avoid the heat damaging it. I'm just a customer, so none of this is official troubleshooting or advice and shouldn't be taken as authoritative; just thought I'd offer since I know it's hard when your chicken door isn't working properly.

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