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Automatic door opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dyorto, May 8, 2016.

  1. dyorto

    dyorto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking into an automatic door opener. It looks like most of them require you to purchase a thin metal door with it. My coop is new and has a pop door that slides vertically. Is there an opener that can be used with this existing door?
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  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is similar to yours in that I have a vertical wooden pop door that slides up and down. I bought a ChickenGuard. Attached it to the existing door via a pulley. I love it. The best purchase I ever made.

    Dom

    ** Since you are in Michigan I would recommend the "Extreme" version, same one I purchaced, made for extremes in tempatures and can lift up to a 8 lb door. **
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2016
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a "Add-a-Motor D20 Chicken Door Opener". We bought it from a website but I think they are available on Amazon. Cost around $100. You attach it to your existing door. There are also demos on You Tube.

    We've had it for about a year and other than the string breaking once, it's very dependable.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2016
  4. dyorto

    dyorto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'll look into both of those. I have heard great things about chicken guard, but they are one of the most pricey ones.
     

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