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Automatic coop doors.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by macdoogle, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. macdoogle

    macdoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered an automatic chicken door for my new hen house. Have not received it yet but was wondering what others have and were they got it. I guess I should have asked before ordering mine.
     
  2. Tia Maria

    Tia Maria Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I have an automatic pop - hole opener, it is great

    In the summer I have it on a timer (7am) to subdue the noise for people lucky enough not to have to get up early

    The rest of the year it's on dawn opening/dusk closing

    I've had it for a couple of years with no problems, the chooks adjusted quickly when we first got it with only one or two 'party' girls being shut out at dusk (I let them in with a reminder of curfew [​IMG])

    It just gives me peace of mind, particularly during the darker times of year when I won't be home until after dark - i know the girls are cosily tucked up in bed
     
  3. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We want to get an automatic door. Please post more on this subject. Company? Where your purchased? Any other details. Thanks Aria
     
  4. Tia Maria

    Tia Maria Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    Sorry, I purchased mine from an English company (I live in Wiltshire (south west region of England - near/in between Bath and Salisbury) - Wells Poultry Housing and Equipment at: -

    http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/

    An extremley helpful company who also posts on an english poultry forum so is often able to offer practical advice on set up of openers etc
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    We bought our first one from Wells, too! At the time, we couldn't find any for sale over here. I was surprised at how quickly it came. That's a nice company.
     
  6. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are putting two manual doors in our coop we are building, but may decide on at least one automatic door eventually, what size are the automatic doors ?
     
  7. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    I bought two in Sept., 'cause I was going to Tx for about 2 weeks. I wanted to make it easier on my husband, who was chickens/cat/kitten sitting. I got mine from

    Discount Home Automation
    DHA
    3231 Business Park Drive, Suite 101
    VISTA,CA 92083
    UNITED STATES
    (619) 905-4767

    They DO have a website. Google Discount Home Automation.

    BTW, I [​IMG] [​IMG] mine!!!
    Jen
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    We bought ours at Foy's Pigeon supply online. We LOVE IT!
     
  9. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Quote:That's the one I have!

    Jen
     

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