automatic door opener

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

  1. eppie

    eppie New Egg

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    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

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  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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  4. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  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

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    if your going to spend the money on the opener i would use chickencoopdooropener.com 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 http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/catalog/2100-2107.html

    Expensive
    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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