Need Some Help Troubleshooting my Automatic Chicken Door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by harriedhomemaker, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. harriedhomemaker

    harriedhomemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2011
    I bought a coop from Horizon Structures that had an automatic chicken door installed. It seemed to be functioning perfectly but now I notice that the door is not shutting all the way at night. It goes down but leaves about 1-2" gap at the bottom. I can push it down the remainder of the way, but that kind of defeats the purpose of an automatic door, doesn't it? [​IMG]

    Any ideas on what could be causing it to do this and how I could fix it?
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    There should be some sort of travel adjustment, but it's really hard to diagnose a problem without being able to actually see what you have.

    I bet if you cycle it up and down a few times, and watch it closely, you can figure out where the problem lies

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