Pullet-Shut Automatic Chicken Door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clport, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. clport

    clport Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have this door on their coop? Loooking for reviews and info on installation before I buy. Thanks! This group is the authority...
    Carol

    edited to add the company's website: www.chickendoors.com
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
  2. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at this one a while back. I didn't go for it because

    1. It opens out. I wanted a vertical slider
    2. I already had a piece of sheet metal and the track. I didn't need the whole assembly.
    2. The motor is exposed outside the coop. Didn't like that idea.
    4. Cost. I didn't want to spend that much

    We went with the addamotor motor (http://www.discounthomeautomation.com/Add-A-Motor-Chicken-Coop-Motor-AAD20 ) and used my existing materials. Bought a $10 timer at Lowes. Installation was really easy! Works great. Highly recommended. [​IMG]

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  3. MarieNC

    MarieNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have this one and have using it about 6-7 weeks now, with no problems. We have no electricity in our coop so we needed something like this. You'll need to buy a separate 12 volt battery and solar panel to operate it, though. My only wish is that it came with a timer, since you have to reset it every time you want to change what time it opens and closes.
     

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