We purchased this door to attach to hardware cloth between our small coop and large run. We wanted to have a larger protected area available when it starts to snow. This works beautifully. We plan to buy another for the coop.
It's obvious that a lot of effort has gone into the details of everything that comes in the box. The manual is heavy and clear, and the hardware is high quality. Although it does appear to work well on the light sensor with adjustments to the default values, I was surprised that there was no "Solar Time Table" function. The simple timer mode that opens and closes at a set time each day can't be of much use to anyone not willing to adjust the time frequently. With our install on a tractor, each location's shade and rotation, combined with overcast vs clear days mean a calculated sun rise and set time based on latitude and longitude would be our most reliable option. I expect we might see some trouble when the sensor is facing the garage which has lights that run after dusk on a Honeywell programable timer that ironically does do the solar calculations. Maybe a firmware update can be done.
The automatic door has been a game changer! I no longer feel stressed to let the chickens out in the morning or guilty when I don’t get home before dark. They took to it within minutes of instillation. Super easy to install and program.
AMAZING !!!! Easy to set up and easy to program ! Works like a charm !!! Highly recommended!
So far so good, we are issuing the set time open and close feature. Have not tried the light sensor yet, directions were hard to follow - mostly for the automated features. Not many words, just a lot of pictures. There are videos online that can help.
I was just a little skeptical that this product would operate as advertised. Our chickens were already trained to go in their coop at night and we were using a manual door. This was a snap and works better than I expected.
Game changer. Chickens are out bright and early and locked up at night safe without me having to be home.
Super easy to install and program.
The door is easily installed and programed. Works as advertised. Happy with purchase.
This automatic chicken coop door is a game changer in chicken keeping, no more going out in frosty, cold and rainy weather to close the chicken coop door, to keep your chickens safe from mr. Fox.
Best thing Ive bought for a while, just love it.
Easy to fit and set up
The door has worked perfectly since fitting
Certainly saves time walking down to close the coop each night
We have set up a camera so it’s a quick check each night to make sure the all make it in
Which the have all done since fitting the light and the door
Spot on purchase