Ladies First Chicken Door Issues/Support

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by golfman, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. golfman

    golfman Hatching

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    Hello Everyone,
    Please forgive me for my First Post being a help/complaint post, but I saw some Old Post pertaining to this particular door and I'm kind of desperate here, would be thankful for any help.

    I purchased a Ladies First Door 7 months ago. This weekend after returning home from a Thanksgiving Camping trip, I find my Coop at 2:00 PM with the door shut, and two of my Hens dead from lack of water I guess. I will take partial responsibility for not having water inside coop, but up until now, everything worked fine.

    Now, the Solar Panel won't charge the batteries,, and since that is where the Light sensor is, it's not opening the door. The Manual Override switch is not working either.

    My MAIN issue now is, I cannot make contact with the owner to get get help.
    The website has NO phone number, NO address, NO troubleshooting info, (not even on the instructions that came with the unit) and even though the site advertises a 1 yr warranty on parts & labor, there's NO instructions on how to follow up on doing so. All my Emails to the company have gone unanswered. Never seen a company, even a small one, run like this.

    My Wife & I ask for any help, or advice, Thank you so much,
    Bill Harris
    Arlington, TN
     
  2. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Free Ranging

    Attach an enclosed run to the coop, and leave the chicken door open. Worked perfectly for my flock!:yesss:
     
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  3. golfman

    golfman Hatching

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    Thank you, but at this time, I need help in resolving the door/company issue.
     
  4. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Free Ranging

    I can't help with that, sorry
     
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  5. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    My neighbor had one of those door openers, and had nothing but trouble. She gave me an e-mail address ... Idk if it'll help...
    [email protected]
    Good luck :fl
    She ended up sending hers back and getting a different brand. :hmm
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's the only contact on their web page.
    https://www.ladiesfirstchickendoor.com/contact/

    But they've tried that route, unsuccessfully.

    Sorry for your troubles @golfman
    Sounds like you'll need another solution.

    ETA: Not sure if you found this thread, I just did one quick search, where the owner has had some conversation way back when he started the endeavor.
    Looks like he was active here less than a year go.
    Hey @Why Did The Chicken Cross where are you?
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  7. golfman

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    Thank you, I wish I could send mine back, but there is NO address on anything that this Guy sends mails out or Post??
    Now, [email protected] is coming back undeliverable.
    It appears this Company/person has Ripped off a lot of people. I am trying to locate him (State/City so that I can get the BBB involved.
    Thank you all that have tried to help. My Wife & I appreciate everything.

    Bill Harris
    Arlington, TN
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Where did you find that?
     
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  10. RebelChief

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    He responded to me from that email 4 days ago.
     
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