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My new automatic door for coop came in today

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Poison Ivy, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    This is the neatest door ever! I love it and it was worth every penny I paid. I have it on a timer and tested it this evening. I used a larger piece of metal for the door since I have a 22x27 opening for the chickens. I spend tons of money on the horse & dog so I thought the chickens needed pampering too. It is whisper quite and very well made. Here is a couple pictures
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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    NOW I am jealous!! Thats great!
     
  3. suburbanhomesteader

    suburbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the review!

    Does it just open in the morning, or does it close in the evening, too? At what times do you have it set to deploy?
     
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK- I want one! Tell me how it works- does it raise directly up and down- or what? Where'd you get it??
     
  5. chickenhouseman

    chickenhouseman New Egg

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    I think it came from me, www.chicken-house.co.uk/vsb_export.htm

    I
    can now supply these with 3 different size door, hen, duck and goose size although the larger two can only be sent by carrier so a little more expensive than normall.

    The door is raised/lowered via a cord on a motor.
     
  6. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    what stops it squishing a chicken who doesnt get out of the way in time?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    LOL That was my first Q too, Aran.
     
  8. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    It does look guillotine-like. [​IMG]
     
  9. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. I do have a question. I don't know what kind of motor lifts it, but I was wondering -- if the door is light enough material so it can be lifted by a small motor, is it heavy enough that a predator can lean against it without it buckling?
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Yep, it will keep out predators.
    Really terrific item. I'm about to order a second one for my other coop.
     

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