Help - End of Daylight Savings Time is Screwing with my Hens!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrahmaMama2, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. BrahmaMama2

    BrahmaMama2 In the Brooder

    May 24, 2012
    Luck, Wisconsin
    I have a pullet shut automatic chicken door which I ABSOLUTELY love. It has the photosensitive eye so it opens at dawn and closes at dusks. However, last night all three ended up locked out and tonight one was locked out. I guess they figure they should not have to be inside by 5:15 when the door closes... Is anyone else having this problem with their automatic doors? Mine can be manually programmed so I guess I will override the photo sensor and leave the door open longer.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    If it is photosensitive then it opens and closes without regard to what time it is - only the light level controls it. Can you adjust it to close when it is a little darker?
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Just don't adjust it too much, otherwise it will open when there is a full moon. Luckily, I heard the crowing and was able to adjust the sensitivity on the light sensor.

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