Cool auto hen door!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kristim23, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. kristim23

    kristim23 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree...16 hrs seems a bit much to me as well.
     
  3. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch... a little spendy but a GREAT idea [​IMG]
     
  4. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty neat, but wow, lots of $$$
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
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    Quote:I think 14 hours a day is enough...
     
  7. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens would spend most of the winter in their coop with that opener! It doesn't open if the temp is under 20 degrees? That wouldn't fly around here. I'm going on vacation for a week in mid-January. I have the feeling they'd be locked up that whole week if it doesn't open in cold temps. I'm think I'm going to buy the one from Foys.
     
  8. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    Pretty pricey for me and I think 16 hrs are way too much. I use a string of xmas lites for 14 hrs and laying fine...my leghorn gives me a daily egg. When I get my permanent coop built I plan on making my own opener using this link from cfabiens, another BYC member. MUCH cheaper!
    http://www.fabiens.org/ckblog/?page_id=106
     
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