are automatic doors predator proof?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by l'abeille, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Berkeley, CA
    I'm looking at the McMurray coop controller. Has anyone has a predator attack while using this door? Did it keep the flock safe or not?

    Edited to add: we have raccoons and skunks in the area.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  2. mons02035

    mons02035 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    Carmel, Maine
    I do not have this particular door however after looking at it, I have an automatic door that functions the same exact way. NO, this will not stop a raccoon. The door is only held closed by gravity, there is nothing to lock it down. Also, if just a few shavings or other litter get under the door it will not close all the way allowing the raccoon to easily open the door. The door also looks like flimsy plexi glass. They make doors that function with gears. That is the door you need to protect your flock.
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

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