automatic door opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by eppie, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. eppie

    eppie New Egg

    Mar 21, 2009
    I saw the posts about using the automatic drapery opener to open the chicken door. Does anyone know where to purchase one of these and how much they cost? I researched a few and didn't find any like the ones I saw in the posts and they were very expensive.
  2. Zed3

    Zed3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Huntingtown, MD
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
  4. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    Or perhaps you could make your own... look on my page for detailed instructions... I have two that have been happily opening and closing mine since I made them last February.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  6. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found mine on ebay for about $60. They don't turn up there often though less than $80+. I had to keep checking back about once a week for a few months to find one.
  7. rickc24

    rickc24 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    if your going to spend the money on the opener i would use they are the best the motor runs on the net for 90.00 for a little extra u can get the whole thing.....for 145.00 i believe...get it i have it i have mine set at 600 am shuts at 7 pm but they are in by 5oopm good luck
  8. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    I bought mine here

    but it was worth it to me since we sleep in. I couldn't be without one anymore and I'm sure they last a long time. It makes my whole chicken experience much better - the girls get out at daybreak and they are all locked up safely every night. LOVE IT!

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