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Simply plug the Chicken Coop Motor into your controller switch and it protects your hens and eggs, and saves you valuable time every day. If you arrive home late, or if the weather is so poor that you can not attend your coop on-time, relax, because chickens will enter the coop about the same time every day, and the D20 automatically closes the door at the time you set on your timer. You can also set multiple door openings and closings each day. This can benefit you in several ways. It enhances egg production by exposing hens to longer periods of daylight by preventing them from re-entering the coop too soon. It can foil small predators such as mice and snakes that sneak in to steal eggs after your hens are out. And, it can manage heat inside the coop. Raccoons, foxes, dogs, cats, coyotes, etc. eventually give up and go elsewhere.
- Includes motor, mounting hardware, AC-DC Adapter, lift-cable, and illustrated instructions
- Works similar to a fishing reel, a reversible motor with adjustable stop settings stops door at open and closed positions you set, no counter-weight needed
- Motor can lift and lower a door up to 10 pounds, with door openings up to 25 inches, if your door swings open, you can convert it to vertical lift by installing it in side-channels
Benefits Of Motor:
• Chickens want out of the coop long before dawn, sometimes before 5 AM when there is barely enough light to see. You can set your timer to automatically let them out, and let you sleep.
• If chickens cannot leave the coop when they are ready, they get agitated and begin to make noise … lots of noise. Then they become stressed and stop laying eggs. Egg production requires exposure to long periods of daylight. A timer lets them outside earlier and longer, stimulating their egg laying cycle.
• In winter months, you can add artificial light in the coop to stimulate egg production and warm the coop. Chickens will want to stay inside with the door closed until later in the morning when it is warmer outside. A timer allows you to delay door opening until mid-morning or whatever time you set.
• Some chickens wait until after dusk to enter the coop, so the door must remain open after dusk. By knowing your chicken’s behavior, you can set the D20 to close the door at the appropriate time, which allows stragglers to enter and be safe.
• If you arrive home late, or if the weather is so poor you cannot attend your coop, your hens are protected because the D20 automatically closes the door at the time you set.