Pullet-Shut Automatic Chicken Door Chickendoors.com

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    An 11" wide, 15" tall, all aluminum construction automatic coop door. It comes fully assembled in an aluminum frame and installation is a snap. This product has the option of manually programming open/close times or operation by a photo sensor (option). The door may be powered by any 12 volt DC power supply, a float charger with a battery (option), or a solar panel with 10 feet of wire and a battery (option). The motor is fully enclosed, so you don't have to worry about dust and grim interfering with its operation.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. MolliesDollies
    "1 year and still awesome!"
    Pros - Opens to the side so less chance for guillotine effect and dirt to muck mechanism
    Reopens for late comers
    Solar panel/ac adapter optional
    Door is all one piece, you only have to cut the appropriate size hole to install
    Cons - Its a pain to reset the timer during changing daylight unless you have the optional light sensor
    Needs space to open outward
    Needs space for battery and any attached accessories (solar panel/light sensor)
    After one year of use I still love my Pullet-Shut door. It is difficult to figure out the timer at first, and a pain to reset it during season changes. Other than that, it is a work horse that never lets me down! Consistent, heavy duty performer!
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    webbysmeme likes this.
  2. Garden4Life
    Pros - Easy to install, easy to program
    Cons - none so far
    I have had this door installed for two years now and have had ZERO problems. I was honestly super worried about ordering one because it isn't a big company and I wasn't sure how long it would last or if they would stand by their product if it broke. It has worked without fail for coming up on two years. I had a problem once with programing it and I called the company and they walked me through it on the phone right away. It was user error but they were super nice about it and took the time to walk me through it. The peace of mind that this door has given me is priceless. When I first installed it, I was very worried that it wouldn't work one day and I would come out and find all my girls dead from a predator getting into the coop. I would go outside with a flashlight every night for a month to make sure that door closed! I still check from time to time because it is mechanical and nothing mechanical is 100% fail safe but I rest easy and don't have to walk to the coop every night or morning to let the girls in or out. So worth it!
    ARpullet and webbysmeme like this.
  3. KBMonroe
    "Flawless and easy installation"
    Pros - Quick learning by hens to know when to go in, battery operated with solar panel makes for ease of mind even if electricity goes out, photo sensor is exceptional, very easy to install.
    Cons - A lot of space is needed on front of coop due to motor.
    It took 2 nights for my girls to learn when to go into coop. After 2 nights of getting locked out(with me checking and letting them in) they got the hang of it. Now they don't miss bedtime. Many options that are great to have and it is extremely easy to install. My opinion is it is the best quality for the money compared to other doors.
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    webbysmeme and ARpullet like this.

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  1. fastfrank
    love my
    2.5 years no problems...
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  2. TexasTony
    We are the manufacturers of the Pullet Shut door. I'm not sure that what you describe is the "Pullet Shut" door. Several things you mention simply are not accurate. There is no 'actuator', our motor directly turns the door. If you spent $100, you bought everything that makes it move. There is no 'little daughter' (unless you count a 30-something year old!), and we would never speak that way to someone. Never. We also include written instructions with parts when someone does buy them. And when a customer has a problem, up front we work with them to identify the problem before just selling parts. We've gotten calls before to only find out the person has another door, not ours. If you do have our door, please contact us (phone and email are on our website, chickendoors dot com).
      Aji Dulce and gwrulz like this.
  3. maggiemo
    Wow, I am really surprised to hear anything negative about the pullet-shut door. I have had mine for 4 years and I love mine. I did have to replace the back-up battery this year, but all batteries fail sooner or later. That isn't the companies fault.
    I have two friend with pullet-shut doors too and they both love them.
    I haven't had to contact the company, so can't comment on customer service, sorry you had a bad experience.
    I wouldn't have chickens without a pullet-shut door. I love mine.
    I would buy a new one if this one ever fails and I couldn't fix it. That is how much I love mine.
  4. Trefoil
    Thanks for the review. Its great to hear from someone who has actually tried to use the product for a while. The new out of the box,"it looks great" reviews are worthless.
  5. twisted-acres-farm
    NOT good customer service as far as I am concerned and what a snarky response. Your rating and story just cost them my business.
  6. Ironsights
    Good information!
  7. RedDrgn
    Yes, we still have and use the door and it's still working. We have only had to do one repair, and that was in early spring of 2014 when the circuit board that controls the doors went out; one of the chips that controls the timing went haywire, and there is no way to repair the chips themselves, so we replaced the control board. It cost $60, they sent us the board very quickly, and we made the swap ourselves, as it was very easy to do. Been running without any further issues ever since and it's active 24/7/365.
  8. canesisters
    Is it still working?
    Have you had to do any repairs?
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  10. terribob
    Hey...You can program the door to open at a certain time in the morning and close at whatever time you would like...it can be changed to whatever time you want also....I'm sure the photo cell feature is good also...take care and good luck

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