Automatic coop door opener - Australia

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mycheekyangel, May 22, 2011.

  1. mycheekyangel

    mycheekyangel New Egg

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    Hi.

    I've combed this forum and the internet and found lots of good solutions for opening and closing the coop door automatically (as I've lost a few chooks to foxes when I haven't been home or, I'm ashamed to say, when I've forgotten to close the door).

    I'm keen to know if there are any Aussie solutions, or alternatively what overseas companies are good to deal with no matter where in the world one lives.

    Please note, I'm not particularly handy, so don't want to build my own.

    Thank you!
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I got my first one from Wells Poultry in the UK and they shipped it to me here in the United States. It came right away with no problem. You could try them.

    http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/index.htm
     
  3. mycheekyangel

    mycheekyangel New Egg

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    Thanks so much WoodlandWoman. I live in 'Woodend' by the way. [​IMG]

    I do keep coming back to this company, so thanks for the positive referral.

    Is it easy to install and works well?
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say yes to both of your questions. We've had ours since 2007. My only regret is that we didn't get one sooner.
     
  5. mycheekyangel

    mycheekyangel New Egg

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    I'm sold! Thanks very much for replying to my post - much appreciated.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You're very welcome. I hope it works out for you. It's hard to be home in time 100% of the time, especially during the short days of the year.
     

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