- Jan 21, 2018
Looking at an auto door to place on our run. Who has this one and what do you think? Also looking at the Pullet Shut with solar.
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I don't have an automatic door; never have, and don't know that I'd want one, for a few reasons:I just got the Ador1 with extra 12' sensor wire because I will be installing it inside. Should be here this week
Emailed RON there and he was Great !
I have a thread like this https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/how-did-your-auto-pop-door-work-over-the-winter.1223669/
What I like is that I can control the delay for open, it is a sprocket open/close system (no wire) and will stop a racoon from opening the door
You can buy in USA. https://www.chickenguardusa.com I did buy the kit to begin with. I only had to buy the motor apparatus when it broke. I don't recall what I paid. The other companies wanted me to replace the whole thing when the motor part broke. Hope this helps.Did you get the door kit as well? What was the total cost? Its all in Euro's lol.
I actually got something done today ! yeah I am a procrastinator most of the time during Winter.
ADOR1 auto door came Friday. Saturday it was too cold.
Today was a nice 45 F outside and after taking the morning to shower and get out to do some shopping (mainly to get outside) I tackled the install of the Ador1.
Was easy !. My opening is not 100% flat flat all around. The bottom right side is a little less then the rest.
All in all, took me about an hour of taking off the old door, fiddling with boards to build up the top section and leveling it all off. Connect the battery and the long Sensor, stop hens from coming in and out. Maybe another 15 min of finding the New NEST they made outside and taking it away .
Works well opening and closing.
Inside install with 12' Sensor up and out the roof corner.
I am not sure if I had put it in manual mode (most likely) or it was open for straglers but i ran out just as it was getting dark dark and had to shut the door. I think I reset it and will see what time they go out in the morning.
NO ONE cared that there was a 'new door' They were more mad at me to keeping them out while I had to put it all on. They HAVE to be in the coop if I am in there cleaning or what not.