Love this door!
April 3, 2017
I have been using this door for about 2 years. Before this door, I lost many chickens to the 'night critters', since the door - haven't lost one chicken at night due to critters. My husband installed the door in the existing door to their pen, so it wasn't very difficult; just so happen that that the door opening in the chicken house needed little modification. The batteries last for several months. I do go ahead and change out on a schedule for my piece of mind. Once you learn the programming it is extremely easy to change the times of opening/closing. I tell all my friends about this door! Even do a cost analysis for them, not to mention losing your pet chickens! One time while we were on vacation, the chicken caretaker let her LARGE dog into the chicken house while she was gathering eggs and the dog jammed the door. We thought it was ruined, but after several cycles of calibration it was good as new. I just can't say enough good things about this door!
ProsProtects chickens at night (provided the rest of the house is secure)
I program the times of opening/closing
ConsProgramming not intuitive at first
Must keep up with daylight times