Automatic door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Starkominski, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Starkominski

    Starkominski In the Brooder

    May 26, 2017
    Hi was looking for some help on picking out an automatic door for my new coop for my chickens. I’m looking for reviews or if any one you have had good or bad experience? Thanks
  2. PetesChicks

    PetesChicks Songster

    Aug 21, 2016
    Southbridge, MA
    I have the Ador door in my coop and love it. It runs of a lantern battery, I’ve had the same one for over a year now. It has a light sensor to operate it. I have it mounted inside the coop, and never had a problem with the door opening or closing.
  3. BubbaLikesIt

    BubbaLikesIt Songster

    Feb 9, 2013
    Have you picked out a door yet? If you haven't, I would suggest I've had mine for 4 years now and never a problem. I use electricity out at the coop for mine but they do have a solar powered unit. It's the best thing I've bought for my chickens and they learn the door process very quickly. The door works off of a light sensor. Suns up, door opens. Suns down, door closes. BUT, if you have a couple of chickens who missed the door, no problem. The door reopens 1 minute after it closes and lets the chickens that got left out in. This is a great product.
  4. egodfrey1991

    egodfrey1991 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2018
    Do you have lots of predators in your area? The one looks light weight and easy for a coon to pry open. IS it tougher then it looks?

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