Best Automatic Chicken Door

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarah orr, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. sarah orr

    sarah orr Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to Backyard Chickens and this is my first time raising a flock of ladies (and one hopefully pleasant beautiful rooster)! My chicks are a little over a month and we are building their coop now. My question is about automatic chicken doors. I've read many of the past threads and have a vague idea of what I am looking for. I am wanting to hear from people that have had their doors installed and working for years. I am ultimately interested in getting the most reliable and durable one. (pullet shut?, adore?) I also like the idea of one that has a solar sensor or something, but I live in grey Portland Oregon and would like to hear if they work well. So what is the best door out there these days that is reliable? Thanks so much

    Sarah
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never used one but have wanted too. You might stop by either or both of these threads where others have offered up their opinions on a couple of chickens doors...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/369642/automatic-chicken-coop-doors

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/891821/best-automatic-chicken-door-made-chicken-guard

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/906312/pullet-shut-automatic-chicken-door-excellent-quality

    You might also ask this question in our Coop and Run construction forums as well... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Good luck with finding that perfect door!!

    And welcome to our flock! :)
     
  3. sarah orr

    sarah orr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'll check these out.
     
  4. sarah orr

    sarah orr Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops I just noticed this was the new member introduction forum. Well I guess it's pretty obvious that I'm new! [​IMG]
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    LOL....hey it's ok! Lots of new members come here to ask questions. Usually the greeters do have answers, if not we send you to the places that may have those answers! [​IMG]

    Enjoy BYC! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    nice to meet you Sarah, welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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