Very happy with this purchase. Wish I had made the investment years ago. Only quibble is that I found the instructions for setting the control panel baffling (my husband installed the door). I tried the You Tube video and found that just as useless! It may be me as I am not very technically minded. I decided in the end to leave it on the default light setting which has worked very well so there isn't really any need to change the settings.
The Automatic chicken coop door is easy to instal, easy on the eye and will hopefully give years of service. The only quibble is that the cable connecting the light to the controller is too short at just under 2 metres. An extension would save one the trouble of extending the super-thin wire strands which I managed after some trial and error.
Brilliant, easy to install safe and makes managing your flock simple. Great service
Great product works flawlessly and supper easy installation! Love how easy it makes the chicken life!!!
Quick set-up and easy to install. Worked perfectly from the first day on! It's so nice being able to sleep in and not having to rush home to lock our chickens in. Absolutely zero regrets with the purchase!
Our automatic door was installed in March 2019 and we haven't had to change the batteries yet. We totally love this - no more winters of getting up in the dark to plod down before we go to work to open the Eglu and let the cold in before it's light - and no evenings of trying to get them to bed early because we want to go out!
It really makes life easy, peasy. I don't have to worry if the hens are ‘banged up’, no second guessing - did I or didn’t I lock them in. They happily go into the roosting box at night and the door is then subsequently locked.
In the morning they escape from the roost into the attached enclosed walk-in run. When I’m ready I can then let them out into the larger run. No mad panics. Easy, peasy!!!
Fantastic addition to my coops, no longer need to worry about late night dashes to close them all up and I love that the hens are out nice and early in the morning too. The hens train very quickly, getting used to it in no time.
We purchased this automatic coop door in early March 2020 after about one month of chicken ownership and battery life is still at 100%. Setting automatic opening and closing times is super easy. Now we don't have to worry about staying out after dark and not being home to lock the girls up safely and they can get outside as soon as dawn breaks. We have only used the manual time setting so far since the coop is under a tree and I cannot recommend it enough. We purchased the gray door and I recently repainted the coop and the plastic auto omlet door took the paint easily and looks amazing!
As a firs-time chicken owner (it's been about a month), I've really been enjoying everything but...the waking up at the crack dawn to let them out. This bad boy set up in no time and I can finally get my beauty rest and not stress about getting up and letting them out first thing. We like to go on weekend camping trips and I know this will give me the peace of mind that they're safely in at night and out and about in their run first thing, without having to rely on friends/neighbors. We also tested the "crush protector" and it will open right back up if it detects something is blocking the door. If you're thinking about getting this-do it! It arrived in under a week and the shipping was free. Hooray! Thank you Omlet!