Pullet-Shut Automatic Chicken Door

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

  1. clport

    clport Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Oregon City, OR
    Does anyone have this door on their coop? Loooking for reviews and info on installation before I buy. Thanks! This group is the authority...

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

  2. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Songster

    May 6, 2010
    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]

  3. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

    May 10, 2010
    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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