Got my new auto door in

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bird Collector, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Bird Collector

    Bird Collector Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well finally decided on an automatic door. The pullet shut door and it is the bomb. The girls adaptived well. Now the coop door can stay shut and it will stay wormer in their coop for the day and night. I made them a window with hardware cloth for light and a window to incert for winter. I love watching [​IMG] it open and the girls toddling out chatting away. [​IMG]

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  2. Margot

    Margot Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool. I think I'll have one very soon too. I really like the way you installed it in the double door. Great use of space.

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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Love the auto doors! Is yours on a timer, a light sensor, a motion sensor????
     
  4. Matoe

    Matoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I Love my auto door it is the best money I have every spent on my chicks or myself . No more going out in the rain and cold to open and close a door. For a short time I used a offshore fishing rod and braided line to lift and shut my coop door worked ok but looked a little getto on the front porch. pura vida Matoe
     
  5. bufforphfan

    bufforphfan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have considered installing a door like yours, but have a couple of concerns. (1) I need a door that opens the opposite direction from yours. (2) I have a raccoon problem and I am afraid it will be able to force the door open. They are very clever and able to use their paws like hands. ----------Any advice?
     
  6. Matoe

    Matoe Out Of The Brooder

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    You can change the swing of the door but check with factory. and I have not had a coon to pull the door open. the only thing I don't like is the way you set open and closing times.
     
  7. Bird Collector

    Bird Collector Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How the times are set is by going out the first time in the morning that you want the door to open and hold a small (given) magnet over the red dot on the box above the door and the door opens and sets the morning time. Then you do the same at night and that sets the evening time. To reset times you just disconnect the power for 10 to 15 seconds then you can reset the times. I love the thing. I tried to pry the door open pretending to be a predetor and it is a solid door. I did have a friend hook it up to the electric in my coop. I recomend it>
     

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