We're getting an automatic door from the UK.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WoodlandWoman, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    My DH just sent me an e-mail. He ordered it today. He's going to put it on our shed coop. We were inspired by the threads on BYC. You enablers! [​IMG]
     
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give me details, door for what? Hen house? How does it work?
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/vsb_export.htm

    It's
    for the chicken door in the coop. The door slides up and down. It uses a motor and pulley to raise the door. You can use the light sensor or a timer to open and close the door.

    We can sleep in or stay out past dark and the girls will still get door service! [​IMG]
     
  4. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    So it automatically opens for the fox and raccoon? I would rethink this issue unless you live in a really civilized neighborhood.

    Rufus
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    No it just closes at dusk at opens at dawn or on a timer. Did you order from the UK? Foy's Pigeon Supplies sells them in the US. They always have a full page ad in Backyard Poultry.
     
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sooooooo cool. It's on my list to order this week. Everyone that I've talked to really really really likes theirs.
    I'm so excited for you.

    mack: Is it cheaper from the US? I've only heard about the one from UK, but here they give excellent customer service.

    I was going to order it on Mon, but been sooooo busy.
     
  7. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Smitty's Farm :

    mack: Is it cheaper from the US? I've only heard about the one from UK, but here they give excellent customer service.

    I don't know, I don't have one, but see the ads every month is Backyard Poultry. It is the same model from the same company. The prices look comparable but it depends upon the exchange rate. Lately it's been around $2 US to 1 GBP. The prices on the UK website include shipping which they estimate at two weeks unless you want to pay for faster service.​
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, we ordered from Wells, in the UK.
     
  9. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

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    What happens if it closes and all the girls aren't in yet?
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what my new web cam is for. [​IMG]

    Seriously, I haven't heard of that being a problem for any of the people on here, when others asked the same question.

    At least the DH is enjoying himself. In addition to being called the King of the Overbuilders, I often call him Tech Boy. As long as he is happy, that's fine by me. [​IMG]
     

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