Automatic chicken door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brian5161986, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. brian5161986

    brian5161986 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be purchasing an automatic door in the coming week and was wondering if anyone could tell me which door the use or pros and cons of some automatic doors. Am very curious to see what door people recommend as I am fairly new to this chicken thing haha. Thanks
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I use the ChickenGuard and it's great. Haven't had any trouble with it. It also has a lot of different ways you can use it, such as setting it to open via a light sensor or by a timer, etc. And you can set the opening and closing mechanisms separately, so for example you could set it to close via light sensor when it gets dark but set it to open at a specific time.
     
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  3. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have had the ChickenGuard installed for a couple of months and am happy with it so far! It opens at daylight and I have it set to close just a smidge after dusk. If you're still in the building phase, you might consider whether the sensor will work indoors when constructing your door. We originally had a pulley door opening from the inside and had to reconfigure to accommodate a light sensor that needs to be outside.
     
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  4. JayJo

    JayJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have an Ador and we've been happy with it.
     
  5. chickenguardusa

    chickenguardusa Out Of The Brooder

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    What did you end up going with?
     
  6. brian5161986

    brian5161986 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up getting a door from chickendoors.com and it has worked amazingly.
     
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