automatic chicken door, plus' and minus'

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mandomama, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone use an automatic pop door? I've seen ones that work off of solar panels. What do people think are plus' and minus'?
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:The plus is that they work well when set up right.

    The minus is that they are expensive to buy, and tricky to make.
     
  3. whatnow?

    whatnow? Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have one and love it. It's worth every penny I paid for it too. I have mine on a timer which I really like because I don't want my birds out till a certain time in the morning.
     
  5. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the birds learn to go in before it closes? Or do you just set the time for a bit after dark?
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have mine set to open at 7 am and close at 8:15 pm. The most of the girls go in around 7:45 pm. I have 2 girls that like to stay out later then the others so I have it stay open a little longer.
     
  7. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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