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
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
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...