automatic doors

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken Pimp, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Chicken Pimp

    Chicken Pimp Out Of The Brooder

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    Being new this sounds like a great idea but one concern... Are all the chickens in the coop when the door shuts lol?
     
  2. hibschicken

    hibschicken New Egg

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    That's what I wanted to know too x
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you set the door to close after dark, the chickens will be roosting.

    Chris
     
  4. Chicken Pimp

    Chicken Pimp Out Of The Brooder

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    If your Chicken run is screened in to keep predators out, do I need the door to be shut at night? I live in Florida so most our temps are not that bad. On those really cold nights I can close it but just curious how important a door is. Maybe I am missing something on why a door should be shut if your chicken run is screened in?

    I just dont want to spend $250.00 on a door and realize I really don't need it like say someone who free ranges..
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on what type of "screen" you have......
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    ....and what kind of predators you have.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Good point
     

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