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This is the Chickenguard Premium Automatic Door Opener. It is suitable for fitting to all our chicken housing with metal pie-shaped doors (The fitting holes are pre-drilled for you, at the top of the front panel). They can also be fitted to other poultry houses if required.
The unit can be set to open and close on light levels or at specific times. It also has manual open and close buttons.
It is designed and manufactured in the UK using high-grade materials, and the electronics are enclosed in a weather proof casing.
Fittings, batteries and detailed operating instructions are all included, and the unit is very simple to fit, set up and operate..
This product is extremely reliable, and has a 3-year warranty from Chickenguard.
1 x Chickenguard Auto Opener
1 x Chickenguard User Manual
4 x 25mm A2 Stainless Steel M4 Bolt, Washer and Nylock Nut
4 x AA Battery
So far so good. Easy to install with husband's help. Have adjusted the closing time with no problems. like the feature of being able to close it ahead of timer if you are in the garden and they are all in, and you are a bit paranoid like me. The chickens seem to like it. One took a bit of persuading. The door has dropped abit in its open position so i need to look at the video and sort that out, but not enough to effect its effectiveness. I hope I'm not jinxing it by being so positve, but the only negative thing is perhaps you do need to clean out the area where it closes as it won't close properly otherwise (stays open about an inch), but I do this about every three days. A very good thing, and the video explaining how to set it up is excellent.
One last thing, it makes life so much nicer in the mornings, especially when the weather is not nice. I still go out there but when it suits me, and it is surprising how liberating this is. Unknown on 5th Jun 2017
I bought this for my medium size chicken house and found the little holes to put the screws in. The set up was fairly easy but a little cumbersome though i have not found the light sensor works that well, i use the timer to close and open the door. its working well so far and saves a job in the evening. the string tends to stretch a little though. (Thanks - Chickenguard advise string will stop stretching after a few days, and sensor can be easily adjusted - GFD) Jo on 20th Jul 2015
Brilliant automatic opener which is so easy to install and use. Saves all those early mornings tramping out in all weather. Love the choice between timer or light level to trigger the mechanism and as the area over my coop is covered - the level of light option is essential. Jo Lawson from Nottingham, Notts United Kingdom on 19th Nov 2014
Excellent delivery time, and the product works well. The instructions need sorting out as I had to phone for clarification. Sue Clifton from Wadworth, S Yorks United Kingdom on 19th Nov 2014
Our chickens can now get up and go to bed with the sun!
They seem to enjoy not waiting for us in the morning. Elaine Johnson from Severn Stoke, Worcs United Kingdom on 19th Nov 2014