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Automatic Chicken Coop Door opener to buy in Canada and USA

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pwand, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. pwand

    pwand Songster

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    I'm sure we all dream of sleeping in or going away for a few days. I have been searching for a few days trying to figure out how I can have my chicken door automatically open. I finally found a product we can buy here in Canada. http://www.aartech.ca/model-d20-chicken-coop-door-motor.html

    If your in the USA here is where you can buy it, go to number 4 http://www.add-a-motor.com/index.htm

    Here is an article that gives an idea how to set it up. http://www.buildeazy.com/photo-chicken-coop-beatarticle.html

    I found a chicken door that is made and constructed to automatically open. If you try to buy this in Canada, it gets really expensive for shipping. Its really neat.
    http://www.automaticchickencoopdoor.com
     
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  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Have you seen the Foy's electronic doorkeeper?
    http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/catalog/2100-2107.html

    It's the one I've installed in my coop. Light sensor works perfectly, no A/C power needed, regular AA batteries. Or maybe it was AAA batteries, can't recall at this particular moment. I love this auto door!!!
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick 8 Years

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    I have a question on the Foy's - does the outside install for $180 include a door? we don't have a sliding door on our coop and need an automatic door. Or do we have to buy the door separately? The one from chickendoors.com DOES include the door, right?

    I need the cheapest and simplest pop door solution that includes everything including the door [​IMG]
     
  5. pwand

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    I bought the Add-A-Motor Chicken Coop Door Motor. What I did, I framed my door to fit a sliding plexy glass . It works great. The plexy glass was about $20.

    Here is a picture of what I did.
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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick 8 Years

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    thanks - I was also thinking about that motor although the plexi I have on hand is too thin. a predator could just push right through it. I'd need the really thick stuff! [​IMG] Plus we'd have to have an outside mount on that, I believe.

    Still considering the chickendoors one as it seems more plug and play to me and all the 'doors' we have made so far are umm.. not so nice. [​IMG] We'd have to board up part of the current door, however - our current opening is rather large for the dimensisons of the chickendoors.com model. The Doorkeeper looks nice, but having to buy the door too adds a bit and I assume there's a shipping charge? [​IMG]

    will chat with hubby and see what he thinks. We have other x10 in the house, so he may like the add-a-motor..
     

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